University Of Hertfordshire Parking
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The main University of Hertfordshire campus is located on College Lane, about 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of Hatfield. The de Havilland campus is just a few minutes away on Mosquito Way.
The University of Hertfordshire began as the Hatfield Technical College in 1952. It was awarded university status and became the University of Hertfordshire in 1992. It currently has over 24,600 students within the UK (including 3,800 international students), and 6,400 students studying courses from the University of Hertfordshire outside of the UK. The university is one of the biggest employers in the Hertfordshire area, with around 2,700 staff.
At the College Lane campus, you’ll find the Forum; an event venue and nightclub that is a popular hangout for students at the university. BIG Wednesdays are the most popular nights of the week with deals, guest DJs, and giveaways. Every Friday, the Forum Hertfordshire hosts Global Beats, so you can enjoy live music from all over the world as well as karaoke and cocktails.
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Parking at the University of Hertfordshire
There is plenty of on-site parking at the University of Hertfordshire. Parking charges are applicable from the College Lane Campus on weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm, and at the de Havilland Campus on weekdays from 8am to 7pm. If you’re coming into the university for an even, there may be specific parking arrangements in place. Contact your event organiser to find out more.
If you have registered to attend an open day, the university will send you a reminder email one week in advance. This email will contain specific information about the parking for this event, so be sure to refer to this before arriving.
If you’re a student or staff, you can park on campus, or you can use the park and ride service just off junction 2 of the A1(M). You don’t need an e-permit for this, but you’ll have to buy a ticket for the shuttle bus, which costs £1 per day per vehicle.
For students, if you want to park on campus, you can park without an e-permit in the multi-storey car park beside the Forum. The first 30 minutes of parking here will be free, then up to 5 hours of parking will cost £3, and anything over 5 hours of parking will cost £5. If you have an e-permit you can park in green or orange parking zones for a daily cost of £3. You don’t need a permit to park on bank holidays, or when the university is closed, or outside of charging hours. As long as you register your motorcycle with the university, you can park for free on campus.
Staff will need an e-permit to park on campus. You can choose to pay the daily cost of £3, or pay for an annual permit via deductions from your salary or an upfront online payment. Staff can park in the blue, green, and orange parking zones.
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By Train: The Hatfield train station is a 5-minute drive from the university and services the Great Northern and Thameslink lines.
By Bus: Several bus lines run by the University of Hertfordshire, including 341, 602, 610, 611, 614, 635, 641, 644, and 653.
By Car: The University of Hertfordshire is located just off the A1(M) where it splits off to the A414. It’s about 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Hatfield, and about 40 minutes’ drive from the edge of central London.
Disabled Parking at the University of Hertfordshire
Blue badge holders are eligible for e-permits for University of Hertfordshire parking. This allows for a discounted rate of parking for £3 per day.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the University of Hertfordshire, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are a couple of electric charging stations at the University of Hertfordshire.
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Where is the University of Hertfordshire located?
The University of Hertfordshire is split over two main campuses, both on the edge of central Hatfield.
What are the criteria to be eligible for an e-permit for parking at the University of Hertfordshire?
You must meet one of the following criteria:
- You have a blue badge.
- You’re a part-time student and you don’t live in the Hatfield area.
- You’re a postgraduate research student and you don’t live in the Hatfield area.
- You have a child of primary school age or below, or another extenuating circumstance (such as a medical condition).
Is parking at the university free during the holidays?
No, you still have to pay the same charges for parking on campus during the breaks as you would during the term.
How many schools are there at the University of Hertfordshire?
There are 11 main schools at the University of Hertfordshire: the Hertfordshire Business School, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health and Social Work, Humanities, the Hertfordshire Law School, Life and Medical Sciences, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.
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