Canterbury campus parking disruptions this week

There have been requests to reserve parking for events on campus next week. All event coordinators encourage visitors to travel by public transport, where possible.

Event: Applicant Days

Applicant days are essential recruitment events for the University. The number of parking bays within Giles Lane car park will reserved for visitors to these events as follows:

  • Monday 13 February – 24 bays
  • Wednesday 15 February- 198 bays
  • Thursday 16 February- 26 bays
  • Friday 17 February- 12 Bays

Event: Kent Union Varsity

The Pavilion car park will reopen fully on Wednesday.

Where to park

Please remember that Accessible Bays can only be used by valid Government Blue Badge holders or University of Kent Accessible Permit holders. It is essential that these bays are kept free for those who require them.

There are 528 parking bays in Giles Lane car parks. This means that over a third of the parking bays will be closed to permit holders on Wednesday.  On this day, Campus Security will endeavour to inform staff and students when this car park is full by placing notices on Giles Lane.  You may find that you are required to park in the Park Wood Courts car parks and therefore we recommend you consider this when planning your journey to the campus.

As per the Traffic Regulations, although we do not guarantee a space, parking should still be available in other car parks including car parks around Park Wood Courts.  There are pedestrian signs within Park Wood Courts which inform you of the average time required to walk to the main campus. Alternatively, you can use the Park and Ride bus ticket that was sent with your parking permit to travel to and from the main campus.

Car Park locations can be found on the following link but if you are unsure please contact us.

Parking enforcement will continue in accordance with the University Regulations for the Management of Traffic.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Transport Team

01227 82 3609  @unikent_travel

Estates Department, University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, CT2 7NN