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Student Meal Plans

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We are refreshing our meal plans for the 2020/21 academic year, take a sneak peak at Clever Cuisine

Available to any full-time student at the University of Reading; Meal Plans provide a number of prepaid meals each week allowing you to focus on University life and get the best possible degree rather than worrying about shopping or cooking.


What is it?Our most complete Meal Plan covers around 18 to 21 meals per week depending on how you choose to spend it. Our smaller Meal Plan is designed for those living in Self-Catered or private housing covering around seven meals per week.
How much do I get a week? £70£39.20
How many meals does this work out to per week?18 to 215 to 7
How much does the plan cost?£560
Summer Term 2020

Summer Term 2020

How Does It Work?

Money is loaded onto your Campus card ready for Saturday morning .

Each week, you need to use your money by 11.59pm on Friday night – this is to encourage everyone to eat! You can max out your Meal Plan balance by using a debit card e.g. if an Apple is 50p and you have 42p on your Campus Card, you can pay the 8p on debit card. We will also give you the same discounts as if you are paying entirely with Meal Plan money.

Where Can I Use It?

You can get 35% off meals at these eating locations

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Park Eat

Food, drink, & marketplace located in Park Place

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Located within Wantage Hall, open to fully catered and self catered students

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St Patrick’s

Located within Northcourt halls, open to fully catered and self catered students

15% off hot drinks and 5% off food at these locations

The Dairy

Local craft bar & kitchen at the London Road Campus.

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The Square

Food, drink, & marketplace located in centre of Whiteknights campus

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Library Café

Located in newly refurbished Library, offering hot drinks and a ‘grab and go’ menu

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Dol.che Vita

Located in the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus

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Refuel SportsPark Café

Located in the SportsPark, serving healthy food and drink

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Agriculture Café

Serving food and drinks, located in the Agriculture building

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Architecture Café

Located on London Road campus

Buy Now

Given up on cooking? Don’t worry, you don’t have to miss out as our Meal Plans are still here to buy! Meal plans can be bought throughout the term, a revised start date and price will be shown whilst purchasing your meal plan.

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Key Dates

2019/20 Academic Year

Autumn Term

Thursday 19 September – Last day to sign up to Full Academic Year and Full Autumn Term Meal Plans

Saturday 21 September – Meal Plans begin

Monday 30 September – Term Begins

Friday 13 December – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end

Spring Term

Tuesday 9 January – Last day to sign up to Spring Term Meal Plans

Saturday 11 January – Meal Plans begin

Monday 13 January – Term Begins

Friday 27 March – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end

Summer Term

Thursday 16 April – Last day to sign up to Summer Term Meal Plans

Saturday 18 April – Meal Plans begin

Monday 20 April – Term Begins

Friday 11 June – Term Finishes, Meal Plans end


We can cater for the majority of special diets at the University of Reading, whether they are avoiding certain allergens or for religious, personal preference or medical reasons. We are currently catering for gluten-, dairy-, nut- and egg-free diets as well as halal and vegan. Please contact us before arriving and we’ll work with you to ensure we have food that matches your preferences – Please note we are currently unable to cater for Kosher diets.


No, to help us prevent lost and stolen cards being used by others, you can only pay with your own Campus Card.

Yes, you have a weekly balance depending on the plan and you need to use it up on a weekly basis to ensure you are eating. If you need help planning how to make your Meal Plan cover the designated Meals please contact us via

We use this money to fund Meal Plans for students in financial hardship

No, the weeks follow the term time.

Visit the Campus Card portal

Login with your details and click ‘Account History’

No, although if you are allocated a Catered Room, it is automatically included in your rent.

If you are in a Catered Room Meal Plans cannot be removed, cancelled or refunded. If you have purchased a Meal Plan online, once it has begun, it cannot be cancelled. We will refund Meal Plans purchased online if you move into a Catered Hall from another type of accommodation.