A Nottingham student had paid to park in the pay-and-display car park outside Cripps, and returned to find that their car had been clamped. The second year student was fined £30 by campus security on the grounds that the vehicle had been identified as belonging to a student as it had a local parking permit in the windshield, and hence did not belong to a visitor or staff member.
Security advises students not to bring cars onto campus, as, without special circumstances, permits are unavailable to students living within the post codes NG1, NG2, NG7, NG8, NG9 and NG11. This means that students cannot legitimately park anywhere on campus. The Cripps car park, at the centre of the university, is reserved for staff and visitors, which does not include students.
The security office have replied that they believe it is not unreasonable to clamp a student who had paid to park.