Our mission

  • To provide a broad range of high quality, value for money food and hospitality facilities across the university for students, staff and visitors. Catering outlets are spread across all campuses and range from modern food halls to small shop outlets for sandwiches and soft drinks. In addition, there are a number of vending machines located in key areas.

    To include:

    • catering for students in catered halls of residence in semester time
    • catering for conference guests, summer schools, weddings and events
    • providing catering to internal meetings
    • providing catering to university events e.g. graduation
    • providing cash sale catering to all campuses
    • providing vending machines
    • management and administration (including a staff management, training and development programme)

    The day to day operational management of the Catering Service is contracted out to Chartwells, part of the Compass Group which is one of the world’s largest commercial catering companies. The majority of the catering staff is employed directly by the university.