Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Catering

Can the University cater for dietary requirements?

The majority of dietary requirements or allergies can be catered for by our halls catering team.

Please discuss with your Chef and Front of House Manager when you arrive, but if you have any queries or concerns you can talk to our catering team in confidence.

How many meals are provided in catered halls?

Each of our Catered Halls come with a specific meal package. There are currently 3 different types of package offered depending on the hall.

  • 19 meals per week: Three meals a day on week days with Brunch and evening meal at weekends.
  • 15 meals per week: Three meals a day on week days only.
  • 10 meals per week: Two meals a day (lunch and evening meal) on week days only.

If I am in a self catered hall, can I eat in a dining hall?

You can buy a diners+ package from the Card office in the Herbert Manzoni Building to purchase meals in our dining halls or at many of our retail outlets on campus. You are also welcome to buy a cash meal in any of our Dining Halls.

If I live in a catered hall do I have to have every meal?

If you live in a catered hall the food and service costs are incorporated into your fees. These costs have to be paid for whether you choose to eat every meal or not. No refunds can be actioned.

You can arrange a packed lunch if you cannot attend a meal - you must give the kitchen 24 hours notice.

All meals must be taken in your own hall dining hall. However due to the location of the Towers and David Collett dining halls, students are able to eat lunch at either venue (Monday to Friday).

ID cards must be presented at all hall meals.

What catering is available during the vacations?

Christmas Vacation: all Catered hall students can make use of their room during the Christmas vacation period. A brunch and evening meal service will be provided during this period. There is no meal service when the University is closed during the Christmas to New Year period*.

Easter Vacation: Catered Hall students can make use of their room during the Easter vacation period (select blocks in David Collett must vacate and clear their rooms during the 4 week Easter vacation period). There is no meal service when the University is closed during the Easter holiday period*.

A reduced catering service is provided in the week following the end of the Summer term. A brunch and evening meal service will be provided in a nominated dining hall during this period.

Elvyn Richards hall is catered during term time only.

*dates published on University academic year timetable

What about weekends if I am in a 10/15 meal a week hall?

You can buy diners+ to purchase meals at many of our retail outlets on campus http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/campus-living/food-drink/dinersplus/

If you prefer to cook for yourself, facilities are available within the communal kitchens of 15 meal per week halls to make snacks and light meals.

Students on the 10 meals per week option will have use of full kitchen facilities. For advice and ideas, why not check out studentcooking.TV.

What are the meals like in hall?

Meals are taken on a self serve basis in your dining hall. A wide variety of hot and cold dishes are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menus always include a vegetarian option.

Please visit our hall dining page for more information.

What time are the meals in halls?

Click here for locations and opening times of hall dining rooms.