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.
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.
Food, drink, & marketplace located in Park Place
Located within Wantage Hall, open to fully catered and self catered students
Located within Northcourt halls, open to fully catered and self catered students
Local craft bar & kitchen at the London Road Campus.
Food, drink, & marketplace located in centre of Whiteknights campus
Located in newly refurbished Library, offering hot drinks and a ‘grab and go’ menu
Located in the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus
Located in the SportsPark, serving healthy food and drink
Serving food and drinks, located in the Agriculture building
Located on London Road campus
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.
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
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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
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.