Car sharing

The University has teamed up with the UK's largest car sharing network to provide a car share scheme specifically for University of Nottingham staff.

The online sheme enables staff to search for someone who goes their way so they can share the journey. 

You don’t have to car share every day to make a difference! Even sharing once a week offers financial savings, as well as reducing your carbon footprint, congestion and demand for parking spaces.



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.

Staff can get involved whether or not they have a car. Those in the car can  decide to either share the driving or make a contribution towards the fuel.

Registering doesn't mean that you have to car share every day - you do it on the days that are convenient for 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.

Benefits of car sharing

  • Cut your fuel costs
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce the stress of driving
  • Help to reduce traffic congestion and pollution
  • Guaranteed lift home PDF format for passenger if driver's plans change unexpectedly 
  • Meet new people


Useful links

Using the Liftshare website

Tips for safe car sharing

Car parking on campus

Fuel-saving driving techniques

Nottingham city centre car club




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