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). Your permit is specific to you and not your vehicle, although we do ask for your usual vehicle registration number in case there is a problem. Therefore if you change your car, or use another car if yours is unavailable, you can just move the permit from one vehicle to another without needing to notify the University.

A valid parking permit will allow you to park in any campus car park (including the halls of residence except for Holly Cross and The Oaks Hall) 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

Staff parking permit queries: parking.staff@keele.ac.uk

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 not your vehicle. Therefore if you change your car, or use another car if yours is unavailable, you can just move the permit from one vehicle to another without needing to notify the University.

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%. If you would like to apply for a permit, please print and complete the Payroll staff permit form and take it to University Reception in Chancellor's Building, where you will be issued with a permit that you can use in any staff car park. If you do not park in a marked bay or if you park in any of the areas listed above, you may be issued with an enforcement notice even if you are displaying your staff parking permit.

Once you have received your permit, so long as you continue to make a monthly payment via your salary, you will automatically receive a new permit when your current permit is due to expire.

If you no longer require your parking permit, please confirm this in an email to parking.staff@keele.ac.uk and return you current permit to University Reception in Chancellor's Building. We will then 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
  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.

The cost of the parking permit for a full year is £50.00, which is payable at the time of application.  If you buy your permit part way through the year (September to August), you will be charge on a pro-rata basis.

If you would like a permit, please print and complete the form below.  You will then need to ask your head of department to sign to confirm that you are NOT on the University’s payroll.  When this is done, take the form to University Reception in Chancellor’s Building together with your payment.  You will then be issued with a permit. 

Non-payroll Staff Permit form

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 Regulation 24 – Vehicles and 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.

Car share spaces

If these are unoccupied after 9.30am, these will now be available for permit holders who have arrived on campus after 9.30am. If there is a demand for more Car Share spaces, then the number will be reviewed.

Please see information about car sharing here.

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 campus contractors, and some restrictions do exist in the car parks around Keele Hall.