Five of our undergraduate residences are catered, offering over 1700 catered places in our accommodation and students in some self-catered residences are able to purchase a meal card to take advantage of residential catering.
Badock, Churchill, Wills and Clifton Hill House have on-site dining rooms. Hiatt Baker does not have a dedicated dining space and instead offers a more flexible dining approach whereby students may choose to dine in Badock, Churchill, Clifton Hill House, Balloon bar or Senate house.
Living in a catered residence can make budgeting easier since your meals are included in the accommodation fee, and mealtimes are an opportunity for meeting friends and building the hall community.
Catered residences provide a breakfast and evening meal during the week and breakfast and lunch at weekends during term time. Although serving times are fixed, it is possible to order a late meal or packed meal in advance to collect from your own residence. During the Christmas and Easter vacations, meals are served from a central location. Seasonal hampers are given to students who remain in catered halls over the Christmas and Easter Bank Holidays containing freshly prepared, ready to cook meals, fresh fruit, and seasonal treats.
The catered residences offer freshly cooked, varied menus and cater for a range of diets. A vegetarian and vegan option is offered with every meal and Monday’s have now become completely meat-free. If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements you can talk to the residence's catering team who will be happy to provide an alternative option.
The catering team take great pride in the standard of their food and menus. Fairtrade or local produce is sourced where possible, with several local suppliers used as standard. All catered residences provide you with the facilities to cook light meals including a toaster, kettle and microwave or hob.
During the Christmas and Easter vacations, meals are served from one West Cluster Hall or one North Cluster Hall. Seasonal hampers are given to students who remain in catered halls over the Christmas and Easter Bank Holidays containing freshly prepared, ready to cook meals, fresh fruit and seasonal treats.
Find out more about the changes we have made to our catered offering in 2020/21 to ensure your safety.
Source Dining Hall Package
Take advantage of having healthy and delicious food made for you daily rather than cooking for yourself with this new package for September 2021. These meals are avilable to you in any self-catered residence. Find out the different options available to you for purchasing the meals.
Single-use waste reduction strategy
Find out what we are doing to help reduce our single-use waste in our residences and across campus, helping the University to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.
Five of our residences are catered. The cost of catering included in the rent for these residences works out at around £54 per week.
Catered residences in 2020/21
Find out about the changes we have made to our catered offering in 2020/21 due to Covid-19