Staff parking

The type of permit available to you will depend on whether you are on the University payroll (ie you are paid every month by the University or Students' Union) or if you are non-payroll (ie you may be a sessional lecturer or you work for an agency).

Parking permits are paperless now that we use an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system to capture vehicle details and improve parking monitoring.  

For your convenience, you can register up to 4 vehicles but you are only able to have one on campus at a time.  

If you wish to cancel your permit and stop payroll deductions, please email - 

Staff are not usually asked to make a new application each year but if you change your vehicle at any time you should update the registration at First Parking Site

A valid parking permit will allow you to park in any campus car park except for:

  • Disabled spaces 
  • Pay and display areas 
  • Reserved visitor spaces
  • Car share spaces (unless car sharing) before 9.30am
  • Family friendly spaces before 9.15am
  • Science Park and Innovation Centres car park (Staff in IC1 and IC2 can park in spaces aligned to their office space)
  • Residential areas around campus, where residential permits must be displayed
  • Event Permit Only car parks

Staff parking permit queries:

Please see FAQ's for further details.

Staff permits

The type of permit available to you will depend on whether you are on the University payroll (ie you are paid every month by the University) or if you are non-payroll (ie you may be a sessional lecturer or you work for an agency). Your permit is specific to you and the permitted vehicle registrations you provide. Only one vehicle should be on campus at any one time.

If you need to change the registrations for any reason e.g you buy a new car or are using a courtesy car, update your vehicle details here

Before bringing a newly registered vehicle onto campus you need to await an email confirming the change has been made, this will usually be within two working days. 

If you need to change a vehicle on the day, make the update on the parking system yourself then make a follow up phone call to speak to a member of the team 01782 732000 (8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) and they will check it whilst you wait.  

If you are paid by the University every month, then you are eligible to apply for a campus parking permit. The cost of the parking permit, which is deducted from your salary on a monthly basis, is 0.3%.

As a guide approximate deductions at 0.3% are:

  • Salary £21K - Full time: £5.25 per month, Part-time (0.5fte) £2.65 per month
  • Salary £35K - Full time: £8.75 per month, Part-time (0.5fte) £4.40 per month

If you would like to apply for a permit, you need to apply via the First Parking website. 

You will not receive a paper permit - your vehicle registration will be verified using ANPR.

If you no longer require your parking permit, please confirm this in an email to and we will arrange for the monthly payment to be cancelled.

You are eligible for a staff vehicle permit, even if you are not on the University’s payroll if:

  1. You are a Postgraduate Research student,
  2. You work at Keele as a casual or sessional member of staff and are not a student
  3. You work on campus but are not directly employed by Keele University or the Students' Union e.g. agency staff, bank or shop staff, and are not a student

The cost of the non-payroll parking permit is £10.00 per month.  The duration of the permit will be 1 calendar month from the date each payment is received. Charges are payable online at the time of application.  You will need to set up an eStore account to make payment.

If you would like a permit, you must apply online  HERE   


Please note that possession of a permit does not guarantee that there will be a parking space on campus.  All drivers should comply with the University’s Use of Estates Procedure – Vehicles should only park in vacant, marked parking bays, must display a valid permit at all times, and adhere to the conditions displayed on the signage around campus.

More information click here

Car share spaces

Our car share scheme us suspended at present pending a review.

Family friendly spaces

These will remain free up to 9.15am and have been designated to allow permit holders who have familiy and school drop off commitments etc., the ability to park at a time the car park spaces are generally in high demand. If there is a demand for more Family Friendly Spaces, then the number will be reviewed.

Plot 7 car park

This car park is available for University and science park staff and students and campus contractors.