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The School of Mathematics is located on three floors of the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) on the University's King's Buildings campus, approximately 4 km south of Edinburgh city centre. The School occupies parts of the 4th, 5th and 6th floors in corridors "2", "3", "4" and "6".

Travel directions can be found on the School and University website. For local business journeys, the School of Mathematics encourages staff to use public (shuttle bus/bus) or active travel options (walking/cycling), wherever possible.

University Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus runs between Kings Buildings and the Central Area during semester 1 and 2. 

Car Parking - Staff

Parking is by permit only in University car parks. Various permit types and costs apply across the different areas of the University.

The School has a fleet permit for use in the central areas for staff teaching or attending meetings. Please ask Marieke (Room 5319) if you need to borrow it.

Parking without a permit will incur a £30/day parking fine for which you are liable.

Car Parking - Visitors

Visitors requiring to park at the University may use daily scratchcard permits

There are special arrangements for Bona Fide visitors.


There is a covered, secure bike-shed adjacent to JCMB.  A key can be obtained from the Transport and Parking Office.

The University also offers a Cycle to Work scheme which enables staff to save at least 30% on the cost of acquiring a bike for cycling to work.

Just Eat Cycles launched in September 2018 and there are docking stations available at several university sites. By December 2018 there are expected to be 1,000 manual bikes available across the city of Edinburgh, with electric models to be introduced in 2019. Bikes can be hired and returned at ony cycle hire point. You can download the app by searching "Just Eat Cycles" on Google Play or the Apple Store. Prices for using the bicycles are as follows:

-single trip - £1.50 for up to one hour

-day subscription - £3.00 for unlimited hires of up to one hour each in a 24-hour period

-annual membership - £90.00 for 365 days of one-hour hires

Trips over an hour incur an additional charge of £1.00 for each extra 30 minutes.  

Public Transport Loan

The University provides staff with an interest free public transport loan for purchasing a bus or train season ticket which is then paid back in installments from your salary.

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