Parking for students at Colchester Campus

The University encourages all students to use sustainable methods of transport whenever possible. Before applying for a parking permit please check other options such as walking, cycling or public transport. These are often cheaper, quicker and easier than using a car.

As parking spaces are limited, students living on campus are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus and cannot register their vehicle unless they can evidence a medical or caring need, applications under this heading must be made via the Students Services Hub.

Using alternative transport

Check out the facilities and discounted tickets available to you.

The areas of Greenstead and The Hythe are only a 15-minute walk from campus.

Hythe Train station is also 15 minutes away by foot and Wivenhoe is accessible via a dedicated riverside walk and cycle route ‘The Wivenhoe Trail’ approximately 10-15 minutes by bike and 15-20 by foot.

Car sharing is environmentally friendly and saves you money on fuel and parking charges. It also reduces wear and tear on your vehicle and makes it easier for all car users to park at our University. See who else travels from your area and link up with them.

Parking permits and payments

You first need to register your vehicle for a parking permit. Once that's done you may also need to pay a daily parking charge. All General permits expire on the 30 September each year. All Termly permits expire at the end of each corresponding term.

Where you can park

Students may not park at the Wivenhoe House Hotel and Constable Building car park, the Innovation Centre, or in parking spaces under podia (without prior authorisation from the Student Support Disability Team).

Clean Air Colchester CAReless Pollution campaign 

The University of Essex Travel & Transport Team is keen to support the Clean Air Colchester CAReless Pollution campaign to prevent unnecessary idling and promote better environmental practices on campus. By encouraging visitors, staff and students to respond to the emissions issue, we aim to reduce pollution and improve our community's health. We request all motorists on site switch off their engines when stationary.

For more information on how you can become involved please visit the Clean Air Colchester website.

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