Where and how to top up

Parking credit for pay as you go permits is loaded onto your University ID or Permit card.

When you enter and exit the car park, the display will show you the remaining value left on your card.

Where can I add credit?

Credit can be topped up at the Permit Office or at the pay machines in car parks A (Charles Street), B (Aquatics - Level 7 only - to be installed), D (Booth Street West), and G (Dover Street - to be installed).

How can I add credit?

You can add credit to your card in multiples of £5.00. Please note that credit will only be valid for 1 year from the date of top up, therefore you will need to manage your credit use and balance.

To top up the value on your card at the car parks:

  • Visit the pay machine and put your University ID/Permit card again the contactless symbol. The machine will show 3 options.

  • Press 'Recharge'. This will give you the option to add £5.00 or press 'Reload Higher' to top up in £5.00 increments.

  • Insert payment

The Car Park Attendants can offer assistance if needed.

To top up the value on your card at the Permit Office please call in between 8.30-12.30 / 13.30-15.00 Monday to Friday.

Please note that payment for these passes is by card only as we cannot accept cash. We cannot take payment over the phone, or by direct debit or standing order.