Parking & Traffic Changes Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th March

The annual Hereford and Worcester UCAS Higher Education Convention will be held at the University on Thursday 24th March.  Attendance is expected to be high, with over 4000 students on campus throughout the day.

To accommodate such an important recruitment event during teaching time, it is necessary to introduce a few traffic and parking restrictions:

  • The Severn Gate will be closed on Thursday 24th March. Staff and students are asked to use the Malvern Gate or, preferably, park at the nearby Coppertops pub. Coppertops is less than a 10 minute walk from St John’s campus and will be connected by a frequent minibus service between 8am and 10am and again between 3pm and 5pm.
  • Parking will also be available at the Riverside building.
  • The main long stay car park (M) will be closed on the evening of the 23rd and all day on the 24th.
  • The small car park (G) between the Binyon building and the Sports centre will be closed all day on the 23rd and 24th.
  • The Charles Darwin car park (N) will also be closed on the 23rd and 24th.
  • Car Park (R), opposite the Astroturf, will be closed all day on the 24th.

Certain areas of the Campus will be very busy on the 24th, with increased noise levels between 9.30am and 3pm. The main event venues will be the Sports Centre, Gym, Dance Studio, Urwin & Yelland lecture theatres, the smaller 1.57 and 1.61 lecture theatres and Henwick Court. The area outside the Education block and the corridor between the Dance Studio and the Quad will also be busy.

Thank you to all staff and students for your understanding and support. This event is an invaluable opportunity for local students to find out more about higher education, as well as allowing us to showcase the University and its facilities.



  1. Hi,

    When you say the main car park will be shut on the evening of the 23rd, what time exactly please?

    Also, i have to say i think it is disgusting that for a university with very limited parking anyway, that you continue to impliment parking restrictions on open days and for this event. We pay to attend the university and a lot of people have to drive to get here. There is nowhere else hardly to park, and you cannot expect everyone to fit on coppertops. It seems as though visitors take priority over staff and students once again.

  2. Parking is a nightmare at the uni to be honest. The last time the carparks were “closed” due to “leaves” and a slipping hazard! Seriously?

    My group finish very late into the evening, and as such it is dark when we leave. I dont fancy walking round an unfamiliar town trying to find where i’ve parked my car, just because the university cannot sort its parking out. Hell, I even got a parking ticket last week, and I had paid!

  3. I think its absolutely disgusting that students are once again being pushed to the back of the queue for parking on campus. It already takes me an hour to drive to university and now you’re teling me that I can’t even park on campus when I arrive!!! Its absolutely disgraceful!!! But I suppose now that the university has our money for tuition it doesn’t matter about us and where we park!!

  4. I heard someone say the reason why there is more double yellow lines around the roads round uni is to encourage public transport and the use of uni car parks. this doesnt help the commuters like myself that have to drive from north birmingham, if we are unfortunate to be stuck in traffic like normally we are we would have to park rediculously far away from campus. like the previous person said the uni wants our tuition fees but doesnt care if we actually get to uni

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