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Our Brampton Road campus is home to the university's Institute of the Arts with over 1000 full-time arts students.

The atmosphere is friendly, with a creative environment that will help stimulate and develop your ideas. Our library specialises in resources for the arts, including a large collection of journals.

On campus you'll also find Stanwix Theatre, a premier performance space that is home to over 70 productions each year. In addition, the Vallum Gallery (opened in 2015) is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions. There is a student residence on campus, and The Works dining area serves up hot meals and snacks each day.

Find your course at Brampton Road

Accommodation

With a bustling city centre, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of history, Carlisle is a fantastic place to live and study. If you're thinking of studying here, find out what out campus residences have to offer.

Carlisle accommodation

“"The facilities at Brampton Road are amazing. There is a great feel about the place and the artists working here make up a real community."”

GENEVIEVE K GOURLAY

Getting to Brampton Road

Brampton Road CampusUniversity of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9AYPhone: 01228 400300

Pay and display parking

Pay and display parking is available for students, staff and visitors without a parking permit. Please see the table below for prices.

Pay-and-display parking charges

Length of timePrice
0-2 hours £1.00
2-4 hours £1.60
4-8 hours £2.40
8-10 hours £3.20

Parking access

Vehicle access to the Brampton Road campus is only available from Brampton Road. Drivers entering and exiting the pay and display car parking area should exercise particular caution as visibility is compromised by the wall. 

The car park at Stanwix House is accessed via a gate off Church Street near to Stanwix Primary School.

Priority spaces

Disabled parking spaces are available opposite main Reception.

Car share priority spaces are available in the Pay and Display car park.

Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Brampton Road Reception.

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.

This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.

Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.

Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:

  • ‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.

  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.

Students

Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
Brampton Road £0.00
Carlisle United Football Club (off-campus, near Fusehill Street) £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Brampton Road and Stanwix House

Residential and non-residential students are entitled to park at the Brampton Road campus free of charge with a permit.

Apply for a parking permit

Carlisle United Football Club

Parking for staff and students is also available at Carlisle United Football Club on Warwick Road, a 12-minute walk from Fusehill Street campus.

Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. This is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking Operator and local rules should be observed. Contact details are provided below.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit

Staff

LocationPermit typePrices
All campuses Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500 £50.50
All campuses Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000 £107.40
All campuses Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000 £132.40
All campuses Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000 £154.20
All campuses Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000 £197.90
All campuses Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000 £232.10
All campuses Car Share £41.00
All campuses 12-week permits £43.70
All campuses Zero VED permit 50% discount on any of the above permit prices
Carlisle United Football Club   £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Apply for a staff parking permit

Salary sacrifice and staff car parking

Staff car parking permits are available through a salary sacrifice scheme, which works in a similar way to other University salary sacrifice schemes currently in operation, i.e. childcare vouchers and cycle scheme. The salary sacrifice arrangement will work on an ‘opt-out’ basis. Full details on the scheme are available on the FAQs, or contact Payroll by email at payroll@cumbria.ac.uk

Carlisle United Football Club

Parking for staff and students is also available at Carlisle United Football Club on Warwick Road, a 12-minute walk from Fusehill Street campus.

Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. This is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking Operator and local rules should be observed. Contact details are provided below.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit

Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC)

Free disk zome parking (1 or 2 hours) is available at various locations throughout Carlisle City Centre. Parking discs are available from CBIC reception.

Contact information

The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd. Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: uoc@excelparking.co.uk. Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.

Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.

If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, the Pay and Display machine isn’t working), please report this to the site reception.

If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

Bicycle parking

Bicycle parking is available on campus - please see the Brampton Road campus map for details.

Anyone using the bicycle parking must ensure that they lock their bicycle securely to the racks. The university does not accept liability for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged on campus.

Bus travel

Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance. 

Find bus times

Train travel

The Carlisle Train Station is a 25-minute walk from our Brampton Road campus. Its position on the West Coast mainline means that it's easy to get here from Newcastle, Manchester or Glasgow.

Walking directions from the train station

Head left towards English St, crossing the road north into Scotch St (town centre). Walk ten minutes down Scotch St towards Civic Centre building. Take steps down towards Hardwicke Circus underpass. Continue north, past fountain feature. At the top of the stairs, turn right and right again, travelling to-wards Eden Bridge.  Pass the Chinese Gardens, walking straight onto Brampton Road.

Walk ten minutes until you reach a set of traffic lights. The campus is on your left.

Rent a moped

If your usual home address is in Cumbria and you face difficulties getting to our University, it might be possible to loan you a moped at a heavily discounted rate. The moped could be used to get to one of our campuses or to get you to a bus stop or train station.

The moped loan scheme called Wheels 2 Work (W2W) is operated by Inspira and all arrangements would be made with their W2W Co-ordinator.

To be eligible for a loan:

  • You must be under 20 years old and your permanent address must be in Cumbria.
  • You will have difficulty accessing one of our courses because of transport problems.

If a loan is agreed:

  • The maximum hire period for accessing an education course is ten months.
  • A one-day training course is provided and must be completed before the moped is handed over.
  • The loan fee includes full outer clothing, helmet and insurance, you just need to add fuel.

Your journey would be assessed by Inspira.

For more details please phone Deborah Naylor on 01900 604674 or email Deborah.Naylor@inspira.org.uk.

Travel questions?

If you have any queries about travelling while at the University of Cumbria, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Phone: 01524 590 831
Email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

Our Brampton Road campus is home to the university's Institute of the Arts with over 1000 full-time arts students.

Brampton Road is situated less than a ten minute walk from the city centre, with its many cultural attractions and a range of shops, restaurants and bars.

It is in close proximity to the World-famous Lake District National Park with more than 200 mountains, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers and rich habitats and wildlife. This idyll environment is a perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the natural beauty of the North West

Also with good transport links to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow, you’ll never be short of places to visit!

The Works

Delicious hot meals, hot and cold snacks and homemade cakes, all freshly prepared on site every day. Vending machines are also available.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Vallum Gallery

Opened by globally acclaimed artist and former student Conrad Atkinson, Vallum Gallery is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions each year.

Stanwix Theatre

Nominated for Best Arts Venue locally in 2014, Stanwix Theatre is the premier performance space for the Performing Arts courses at the University of Cumbria. 

Typically in an academic year there are around 80 different productions staged with a total of over 300 performances, but there is still space for visiting professional productions.

What's on at Stanwix Theatre

In recent years, Carlisle has developed an eclectic music scene and an abundance of restaurants and bars to eat and drink at. The city is also home to several theatres, a cinema, bowling alley and a variety of other venues where you can enjoy some evening entertainment with friends.
Our Brampton Road campus is a short walk from the city centre or a five minute drive, perfect for spontaneous trips into town.

Students' Union

The University of Cumbria Students' Union (UCSU) represents the views and interests of our students.

The Students' Union organises a range of events - from Freshers' week right through to Graduation - to help you meet new friends, develop skills, celebrate success and provide opportunities to enhance your student life.

They also run a wide variety of student groups, societies and sports teams.

Find out about the Students' Union

“I love that the campus and the town are friendly, and the thought of lying in the sun in Rickerby Park across the road.”

SARAH, BRAMPTON ROAD
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