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2023/24 FARNHAM Parking Permits

2023/24 FARNHAM Parking Permits


The University is not obliged to provide parking facilities on campus. However, there is limited parking available under certain circumstances for staff. Student parking is available on campus for blue badge holders and under some circumstances, like medical conditions that necessitate the provision of a permit. There are public car parks near to campus, including discounted parking for students at Waverley Borough Council’s Riverside 3 car park, in Farnham – see below for further information.

The campus car parks are  controlled by automatic barriers and access is only granted to permit holders. Permits are stored electronically on UCA Identity Cards, which can be swiped against barrier card readers to gain access.

Annual parking permits are available  for a fee of £10. The fee is non-refundable and is fixed at £10, regardless of whether the permit is provided at the beginning of the academic year or any time thereafter up to and including the last day of the academic year.

Parking permits provide the user with access to the car parks, but do not guarantee a parking space with daily access on a first come first served basis. When all spaces are occupied, it is the individual's responsibility to find parking off campus.

Public Car Parks

There are local public pay and display car parks within a short walking distance of the University.

Public car parks in Farnham

Significant discounts on term-time season tickets are available to UCA students and staff in Waverley Borough Council’s Riverside 3 public car park, which is about a fifteen-minute walk to campus through Farnham Town Centre. Follow the link below for further information.

Student and Staff Discounts at Riverside 3 car park

UCA Parking Permits

If you are student or staff member and a Blue Badge holder, please email the [email protected] who will arrange a permit free of charge. Every effort is made to provide sufficient parking for Blue Badge holders, but day to day availability is on a first come first served basis.

Students and staff that wish to appeal regarding ineligibility for a parking permit should email the [email protected]. Each appeal will be judged on its own merits and where circumstances support the appeal a permit will be provided.  The Sustainable Travel Group will respond to each appeal within 10 working days.

Staff that live within the Permit Eligibility Exclusion Zone are not eligible for a parking permit

A Permit Eligibility Exclusion Zone is in operation for staff. If you live within approximately 25-minutes' walk of the University, you are not eligible for a parking permit, unless you are a Blue Badge holder.

The Exclusion Zone applies to many of the roads in the GU9 7.., GU9 8.. and GU9 9.. postcode sectors, which are within approximately 25 minutes’ walk of the University on pavemented walking routes.

See map of exclusion zone:

Parking Permit Exclusion Zone


Please note:

Parking is entirely at the owners' risk and University management will not accept any responsibility for inconvenience or damage to vehicles however incurred.

Vehicles using the car park must have a valid road users’ licence, be insured and (if applicable) have valid MOT certificate.

Car parks are for daily commuter parking.  Vehicles are not to be left on car parks for more than 72 consecutive hours without written permission from the Estates Department.  Abandoned vehicles will be disposed of.

All vehicles must be parked in the appropriate car park. In the interests of ecology, parking is not allowed on the campus grassed areas or verges.

University safety regulations require that all roads within the University boundary, including those between buildings (especially courtyards) are kept clear for unrestricted access by emergency vehicles and parking in such areas is strictly forbidden.

Vehicles should be parked neatly within the lines designating each parking bay, where there are no lines vehicles should be parked considerately.


By requesting a parking permit you acknowledge that University for the Creative Arts is not obliged to provide car parking facilities, but where such facilities are provided you agree to abide by the rules governing the use of such areas and that any infringement of those rules as printed above may lead to the withdrawal of your  parking permit.

Details of permit holders’ cars will be held for use by Farnham Reception and Security in the event of a need to contact the owner.

Applying for a Permit

If you are a member of staff and live outside the permit exclusion zone, but within Post Code sectors GU9 7.., GU9 8.. or GU9 9.., select the option ‘GU9 7, GU9 8, GU9 9’ otherwise select ‘All Other Post Codes’.

You can add the details of up to 2 vehicles as part of the registration process.

All Other Postcodes
GU9 7, GU9 8, GU9 9