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University accommodation

If you’re living in University accommodation, you must apply for an Accommodation permit. This entitles you to free parking at your contracted accommodation site. Accommodation permit holders are not permitted to park on teaching campuses between 8am – 5pm on weekdays and are encouraged to use the University’s free campus bus and Connect service.


Pay and Display

If you do not live at University accommodation, you can apply for a Pay and Display permit. This enables you to park at the reduced rate of 35p per hour (up to a maximum of £1.30 per day). Your permit will be posted to the address submitted on the application form within seven working days. Please ensure you enter your term time address. If you have not received your permit within seven working days, please contact Facilities on 0191 515 3366 or parkingservices@sunderland.ac.uk.

Please note this email address should not be used for appeals against Parking Charge Notices.


Blue Badge

If you’re a Blue Badge holder, you can apply for a University Blue Badge permit. This enables you to park for free, in designated disabled parking bays on campus. If you do not hold a Blue Badge, you must contact the Disability Support Team prior to applying for a permit. 

To apply for any of the permits mentioned above, please complete and submit a Parking Permit form.

Following your application, print off the temporary permit attached to the receipt on the confirmation page and display it in your windscreen. This will allow you to access the reduced tariff at the Pay and Display machines. Failure to display the temporary permit may result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice. If you are unable to print the temporary permit off at the time of application, please make a note of your application number so you can re-enter the portal and print it off later.  


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