The University has come alive again. Though some people forget it, it is the students and more specifically the Undergraduate students that literally makes the University.
However, more students mean more cars and ultimately less parking space available. I sometimes have to go round a few times around various parks trying to find an empty parking space. I was lucky that I was able to get free parking today morning (the first since the new term started). The trick is to come VERY early in the morning. Something really tough for people like us who have kids and live outside the campus.
The authorities have also increased the parking rates fom £1 for 4 hours to £1.10. That's a 10% increase.
However, on the bright side it's still considered cheap as compared to other Universities.
Last week I had a meeting with my supervisor and after ebing unsucessfull in finding an empty parking spot, parked at the short stay parking at park 4a. However, I was 30 minutes late and apparently I had to pay £20 to get out. Fortunately the kind lady at Security waived the fine. Thanks.