Frequently asked questions
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.
Each of our Catered Halls come with a specific meal package. There are currently 4 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.
- 10 meals per week: Two meals a day (breakfast and evening meal) on weekdays only.
Yes. You are welcome to buy a meal in any of our 7 catered dining halls or at many of our retail outlets on campus. You can pay by card at the dining halls and retail outlets or you can purchase a Hall Meal Saver to use in our dining halls.
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. There is also an option to grab and go with your food.
All meals must be taken in your own hall dining hall with the exception of lunch. We offer a flexible lunch option allowing you to eat in any of the 6 catered halls on campus.
ID cards must be presented at all hall meals.
Christmas Vacation: 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. 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
You can purchase meals at many of our retail outlets on campus
If you prefer to cook for yourself, facilities are available within the communal kitchens of 10/15 meal per week halls to make snacks and light meals.
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.