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Latest offers on Penryn campus
We’re making sure that there are low-cost options for hot meals, drinks and groceries in our outlets at the Penryn Campus so we have something to suit all budgets.
- In the Stannary, breakfast starts at £1.50 for beans or cheese or toast, or for £3 get a savoury muffin and hot drink. For lunch, a plain jacket potato and salad is £1.50, chilli with rice or nachos £3 and a grab and go hot pot £2.95 (this includes a Halal option).
- You might also like to take advantage of buy one, get one free on all hot drinks between 3-5pm in the Lower Stannary, ESI, Sustainably Café & AMATA or check out Koofi’s two margherita pizzas for £10, or pepperoni pizzas for £11.50.
Free hot lunch at the Fish Factory in Penryn on the last Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday 31 January from midday until the pot is empty.
Too Good To Go app
Special offers are available on unsold food through the Too Good to Go app. The Penryn Campus shop and the Fox Cafe at Falmouth campus list offers on the app, and for our Truro students WHSmith in Royal Cornwall Hospital and Costa Coffee at Treliske Retail Park are also listed.
With Too Good To Go you can buy a 'magic bag' of goodies that are at the end of their use by, or best before dates. Bags cost around £3, and the RRP of the contents is around £10. So you're saving money while helping to reduce food waste. Items can be anything from sandwiches, to drinks and jars, and you won't know what you are going to get until you pick it up. There are other shops locally which are part of this scheme and publicise what they have to offer through the app. Download the app and see what's available in your area.
Bringing your own food to campus
At the Truro campus (the Knowledge Spa) the kitchen area in the newly refurbished common room area has free hot water, plus a microwave and fridge for your use.
At Penryn campus there are microwaves available for everyone's use upstairs in The Stannary and for Masters students, in the kitchen area outside the Masters Suite (opposite the Students’ Union office).
Need help to fix a household item? Try a local repair café.
Repair cafes are meeting places where you’ll find knowledgeable volunteers and the tools needed to help you repair your household items for free. They’re all about repairing things (together) and supporting a circular economy, where products and materials are kept in use at their highest value for as long as possible, avoiding energy use and waste. Find the details for all the Falmouth and Penryn repair café dates and locations.
Make your shopping go further
Make your shopping go further, reduce food waste and save yourself valuable time for when you don’t have time to cook or don’t feel like cooking.
Cook one big dish then portion it into separate containers. Let it cool and store in the fridge or freezer within one to two hours of cooking. Find out how to store and reheat your meals safely.
Safe food hacks
Make the most of your food shopping without taking safety risks.
Don’t eat food after its use by date – cook it beforehand and freeze it for later use.
- Let it cool down, put it in an airtight container or sealed bag and pop it in the freezer within 2 hours.
- Label items with the contents and date (no more UFOs - Unidentified Frozen Objects!)
- Save space by flat freezing: use a freezer bag instead of a container.
Search #SafeFoodHacks on social media for more ways to save time and money and get more advice on the Food Standards Agency’s Students’ guide
Love your leftovers
Reusing and reinventing your leftovers is a great way to make the most of your food. Cool and cover your leftovers and put them in a fridge or freezer within one to two hours. You can get advice and simple recipe ideas from Love Food Hate Waste.
Free period products
If you need them, The Students' Union is providing free period products in toilets on Penryn Campus.
There are also free products available in the first floor accessible toilet at The Knowledge Spa, Truro.
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