I honestly wouldn't if I were you. As far as I know you can only get a parking permit if you're a social work/nursing student, and there's no other parking on site. There are multi-stories around but they are very expensive. My friend enquired about a yearly parking permit from one of them and they quoted over £1000.
The busses and trains are very reliable here and you can get to anywhere you want.
Currently undecided on whether to take my car to uni or sell it before. I've applied to live in the student village. Does anyone know if you can pay for a parking permit and if so how much?
I really wouldn't waste your money, I'm currently in the Student Village and very few, if anyone, has a car with them. Everything in Lincoln is within walking distance and the bus and train services will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go outside of Lincoln.
Yeah I know Lincoln well, I live in Sleaford about 30 mins drive away hence why I wanted to take my car so I can go to and from whenever I like. With your friend being quoted over a grand for a permit I think I'll sell up and rely on trains/lifts from friends.
Don't bother bringing your car first year, there's no point, especially if you live in student village. Leave it at home, if you're not going to use it when you're at home then off road it - I left mine for first year and brought it when I moved to a house in second year. I use mine quite a lot as I work on the outskirts of the city and my friends live at the other end - to whoever said the trains and buses are reliable... Nahh!
I wouldnt take it....
I will hopefulyl be buying a car this summer to bring up to my house.. buuut i want it to take my dog to competitions which so far is impossible....
if you dont have a 'reason' to get a car and have it for regular use (everything students need in lincoln is within walking distance) then honestly dont bother
I have my car here at Lincoln uni, and I am really glad I brought it with me. (I have to go home quite a lot, and it's nice because I can take a lot of my things home with me, and not risk them on the train!)
I get my parking permit through Lincoln BIG (Which is Lincoln Business Improvement group) they do an offer for uni students for parking permits in various car parks across the city.
Mine is for the ones run by the council, and I am charged £53 a month (The ones directly from the council are £70 a month, so this is a lot cheaper!) It works out really well for me, as it would be around £5 a day for parking, so I am saving a lot of money!
They also can do parking for the NPC car parks, but I like the ones I park in. I think I can park in around four-five different car parks in the city, so I can move my car around as I wish and not worry about it being in one place for too long.
For me it is worth having my car here, I would be lost without it! But you just have to weigh up if you are going to have £53 a month spare to use on parking and if you are going to need to use it. Everything in Lincoln is within walking distance. There are plenty of close supermarkets etc.
But if you would like more info about the permit, I can get you in contact with the lady who deals with it, then just PM me!
Don't do it. I lived in courts this year, and it's walking distance from EVERYTHING. It's a 10 minute walk from the train station, clubs, shops. It's a few hundred pounds a term. I promise you, you'd only use it when everyone in your court wants you to do an alcohol run... those bitches are heavy.
You would regret it. I say don't do it for the first term... and if you want it... then pay for it second term.
I'd definitely say not to bother if you're living in Courts. It's so close to everything that it wouldn't be worth the extra cash you'd have to pay out for parking off-campus, and the train/bus stations are about 10 mins walk away so getting out of the city isn't difficult on public transport.
I brought my car as worked at sainsburys and cba walking 3 miles and hate public transport
With regards to parking at student village no chance
Some people dump it on nearby B&Q this is fine for a few days but not really a year
They is a NCP next to the uni near junxion my friend spoke to them and pays £50 a month to park there
If you stop in Junxion I paid £400 a year think next year it is £600
Pavillions is a similar price
Student Houses are normally a permit which is around £50 - £100 a year
However unless you have a job need to commute too no real point would be cheaper to walk/taxi everywhere and get the train home when you take into account insurance. I just had the part time job and am I a petrol head so decided to keep it for average student it is not really worthwhile
I'm no longer going to Lincoln University, but I do live in Lincoln and I know that you can buy day passes for the university car parks for £1 each day, so you only need to have a permit for what you use, and not the year as a whole!