Parking FAQs

The University of Wolverhampton operates car parks across its main sites; City and Springfield Campus in Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, and Telford Campus. In 2023, a new parking permission scheme along with parking charges will be introduced to make parking more equitable for staff and students and enable the University to invest in sustainable travel initiatives. 

Please be aware that the scheme is currently being reviewed before launch. 

At present, the plan is for parking charges to come into effect for the academic year 2023/2024. 

 

 

City and Springfield Campus in Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, and Telford Campus. 

Discussions are ongoing about the Science Park. 

We will be inviting people to apply for permission to park via the online application process provided by our partner Group Nexus. 

No. The application process is designed to prioritise the people with the greatest need, and we will support the use of sustainable forms of transport for other members of staff and students.

Group Nexus will be operating a monitoring system based on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. It will recognise if you do not have permission to park and penalty procedures will be applied.

Travel pages on our website will be regularly updated with information about local car parks and tariffs.

More information about NCP parking in Wolverhampton is available here: https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/wolverhampton/ 

Yes – the application process is open throughout the year, which means new staff members can apply when they join the University.

Parking charges will be shared once agreed upon. 

The car parks will be managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Payments for parking can be made via credit or debit card, or online. There will be no cash payments, and cashless terminals will be installed around the car parks. Payment can also be made via the Glide mobile application operated by Group Nexus.

Payment will need to be made when you leave the car park.

The system can send out reminders, notifications and information to users. 

Further details on how the system operates will be available soon. 

Blue badge holders do not have to pay to park. You can park in the designated accessible spaces and you can also park in any other space. You will however still need to apply for permission to park through the application process.

 

 

The charges apply to everyone except blue badge holders. There are no personally designated spaces.

The University is considering whether retaining a number of inter-site spaces is necessary. Those staff with regular inter-site requirements are catered for within the application process for permission to park.

The current intention is to have bi-annual reviews, but this is under discussion.

The primary monitoring will be carried out via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). There will also be attendants patrolling the car parks, and there is already CCTV coverage in the University's car parks.

No – this is permission to roam for an available parking space.

We do not anticipate students or staff will experience problems parking at Telford or Walsall Campus, and we will monitor implementation at City Campus.

It is recognised that there is insufficient parking provision at City Campus, which is one reason why the University is keen to manage it more effectively.

We hope to find a mechanism for supporting this feature and are exploring this further with our partner Group Nexus.

The funds raised from parking charges will be ring-fenced to enable the University to develop and support sustainable travel initiatives. This could include more bicycle storage, showers, walking routes and working with public transport providers to improve ticketing advice and investigate ticketing offers for staff and students.

Students’ Union staff will be assessed like University staff through the same application process.

No, you will only pay for the sessions when you are on-campus and park.

Yes, the patrols will monitor anti-social parking, including cars blocking routes and turning spaces and notifications and penalties will be issued accordingly.