This page provides information about car parking at the University's Old Aberdeen, Foresterhill and Hillhead sites.

Parking is available for staff and visitors at these sites.

Spaces are limited and, where possible, alternative transport should be used.

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Parking for staff

University staff can purchase either daily vouchers or an annual permit to park in staff car parks at Old Aberdeen, Foresterhill and Hillhead. Staff based at satellite sites but who need to park at Old Aberdeen, Foresterhill or Hillhead must purchase and display a staff permit or voucher.

Staff who are disabled and have a blue badge should refer to the Parking for Disabled People section below. Staff who require special arrangements for disability-related reasons, but who do not have a blue badge, should discuss their situation with Occupational Health.

Visitors permits can be used as a temporary measure by staff who have already paid for an annual permit in exceptional circumstances (for example; using a courtesy car, awaiting a new permit for a new vehicle).


If you wish to purchase either an annual permit or daily voucher you should first register your vehicle(s) on the car parking database. You can also use the database to edit your details at a later date.

For a step by step guide please read the Application Guidance. Hardcopy applications can be made by completing a Staff Car Parking Registration Form.

Annual Permits

Annual permits cost £220 p.a. Payments are made monthly and permits renewed in September each year.

Once you have registered your vehicle(s) you should complete a Payroll Mandate and send it to:

Estates Section
University Office
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

This will arrange for monthly payments to be taken from your salary for your annual permit.

Daily Vouchers

Daily vouchers cost £1 per day and can purchased in books of five.

Once you have registered your vehicle(s) you can purchase daily vouchers from the Online Store or from Tiki coffee shops. A valid staff ID card must be shown when purchasing vouchers from coffee shops to prove eligibility.  Users of daily vouchers do not require a permit - you would simply display the voucher on the dashboard of your vehicle.

Editing Details

You can use the car parking database to edit your details at any time. You can edit your internal address as well as register and de-register vehicles.

If you registered for an annual permit, a new permit will automatically be generated when you change your vehicle details. You must return your old permit when you receive your new one and you should ensure you do this either by internal registered mail or in person to the Estates Office.
Failure to return your old permit will result in it being treated as lost and incur a charge of £20.

If you registered for daily vouchers you can edit your details in the same way but won’t receive a new permit or have to return anything.

  • Click the login button at the top of this page to access the car parking database.

Alternatively you can email your change of details to:

You cannot switch between annual and daily charging options using the online database but can do so by emailing your request to the above address.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Permits and Vouchers

If your annual permit is lost you can request a replacement from the Estates Office. Replacements for lost permits will incur a charge of £20.

If your annual permit is stolen you can request a replacement from the Estates Office. Replacements for stolen permits will not incur a charge if a crime reference number is provided.

If your annual permit is damaged you can request a replacement from the Estates Office. Replacements for damaged permits may incur a charge of £20 at the discretion of the Estates Office.

Unfortunately we cannot replace lost or stolen daily vouchers.

Damaged daily vouchers may be replaced at the discretion of the Estates Office.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellation of annual permits and the stoppage of monthly payments can be arranged by completing a Payroll Cancellation and sending it to the Estates Office. Cancellations must be received before the 15th of the month to stop a deduction being taken at the end of that month. Vehicle details in the car parking database will be removed as part of the cancellation process.

Registered daily voucher users can deregister all vehicles to have their vehicle details removed from the car parking database.

Refunds of payments made during paid leave (sick, maternity, paternity etc) can only be claimed if they are for more than one calendar month and will be made for whole months only.

Refunds of payments made can be requested by contacting:

Parking for visitors

Official visitors to the University can apply for a temporary visitors permit from the staff member they are visiting to allow them to park in staff and visitor car parks. Staff members expecting visitors should refer to the Staff Guidance on Visitor Permits. Visitor permits must be completed in full and be clearly displayed in the front windscreen of the vehicle.

In special circumstances (for example, for conferences) it is possible to book spaces for visitors. Please contact the Sacrists for more information or to book spaces. They are,

Parking for disabled people
Disabled parking bays are available at various locations. To use a disabled bay you must be the owner of, and clearly display, a valid blue disabled badge. No parking charge is required for disabled users but enforcement measures still apply for contravening the Parking Regulations.
Parking enforcement
Parking Charge Notices (PCN) of £60 may be issued to vehicles parked in contravention of the Parking Regulations. Repeated or serious offences may result in the removal of parking privileges and/or University disciplinary procedures. For more information on car parking enforcement please refer to the Car Parking Policy.
Parking policy

Signs showing the Parking Regulations are displayed around the campus. By parking on campus you agree to comply with the posted regulations.

More information is available in the University’s Car Parking Policy and in the Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment for the policy.

Parking reports

The University reviews the car parking system annually. Reports include capacity, usage, enforcement, charging and revenue information.


If you can’t find the information you’re looking for please take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Shuttle Bus

The University runs a shuttle bus service between the Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses with extensions to Hillhead at peak times. The service runs on weekdays throughout the year except when the University is closed between Christmas and New Year. You must show your staff or student ID badge to use the service. The current timetable is available here.

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