Students Staff

19 October 2018

Handy hints to help you park on campus

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 11:36 am

We know that it can be difficult to find a space at our Colchester Campus sometimes, so here are some useful tips to make sure it’s as easy as possible to park your car at our Colchester Campus.

Make sure that any car you’re planning to drive onto campus is registered

Inside our MDCP

Inside our MDCP

You can register your vehicle online and start parking at a reduced rate straight away.  If you can’t apply online, visit the Estate Management Helpdesk to complete a paper form. These take two working days to process. If you’d prefer to pay daily, remember you need to pay when you arrive, not when you leave.

Know where to park…

The Multi Decked Car Park and Innovation Centre Car Park are for staff and visitors only.  Staff can also park in Car Park B, Valley Car Park and North Towers Car Park.

and what to do if the car parks are busy

You can find our temporary overflow car park on the north side of campus. You can reach it from Boundary Road. We’re also creating some new parking at Capon Road – 149 extra spaces will be available in April and 210 in June.

Keep your eyes peeled for our helpful staff

If you’re struggling to find a spot then our friendly Traffic Officers, Mark, Gary and Joe will help you find somewhere to park. They’re the ones in bright orange jackets, so they’re pretty easy to spot. Please follow their instructions, and remember to be nice. You might be stressed looking for a spot, but they’ve been doing it all day!

Make sure you know the rules about parking on campus

Remember to take a look at our parking signs and make sure you only park in one of our car parks. For more info, take a look at our full terms and conditions.

Park on campus? Are you mad! How else can I get here?

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