Car sharing

The University has teamed up with the UK's largest car sharing network to provide a car share scheme specifically for The University of Nottingham staff. Car sharing can provide an easy way to cut your commuting costs and reduce your carbon footprint – and you don’t have to do it every day.

What is car sharing?

Car sharing is when two or more people share a car journey by travelling together. The University’s online car share scheme enables staff to search for someone who goes their way – both passengers and drivers.

Why car share?

  • Cut your fuel costs
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce the stress of driving
  • Help to reduce traffic congestion and pollution
  • Meet new people

How do I join the University car share scheme?

Simply register your details on the Liftshare website. It’s completely free and you will automatically be added to the University's car share scheme and a joint scheme with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Registering doesn't mean that you have to car share every day - you only need do it on the days that are convenient to you.

The more staff that are registered, the greater the chance of finding a journey match, so please encourage your colleagues to register too!

How does the car share scheme work?

Once you’ve registered your details, register where you are travelling to and from, and whether you are offering a lift or seeking a lift. The secure website will then search for matches and you can use the site to make contact to arrange to share with the most suitable matches. The system can also be used for one-off journeys, such as travelling to a conference.

To increase the chance of finding a match, the system allows you to search within the University scheme, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s scheme or across the wider national liftshare network.

What happens if the person I’m car sharing with has to leave work early?

In the event of an emergency causing one of the car sharers to leave work unexpectedly, the car share passenger can use the ‘guaranteed lift home’ scheme. In the first instance the passenger should seek a lift from another colleague or take public transport; if neither option is available, they can take a taxi and reclaim it through expenses. See the University's guaranteed lift home policy PDF format for further details.

Join the staff car share scheme today!

Filling a car with petrol

Interested in cutting your motoring costs?

Whatever car you drive, there are a number of things you can do to make a tank of fuel go farther. Take a look at these  tips for smarter driving .

You may also want to consider joining a car club. Read more about pay as you go motoring with Nottingham's City Car Club.

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