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Latest offers on campus
Super savour £2 meals
We are subsidising hot meals on Streatham and St Luke's campuses. You can get a nutritionally balanced, hot meal for just £2.
Streatham campus: Super Savour Kitchen, above Comida in Devonshire House
available 11am – 2:30pm, Monday to Friday.
St Luke's campus: Cross Keys' £2 Dish of the Day, choose your hearty topping on a baked potato with a salad garnish.
available 11:30am - 2:30pm, Monday to Friday.
£2 breakfast deals
Grab a Facon (vg) or bacon bap with filter coffee or tea for just £2.
From 8am - 10:30am in Cross Keys, St Luke’s and 9am - 11:30am in Comida, Streatham.
Low cost food options
Plus we’re making sure that there are low-cost options for hot meals, drinks and groceries in our Uni-run outlets at Streatham and St Luke’s, so we have something to suit all budgets.
- Our super savour hot lunch choice is just £2.99 at La Touche and Cross Keys
- Look out for the everyday low price products in the Market Place in the Forum
- Pick up your BARiSCA coffee loyalty card to get your 9th hot drink free
Choose ‘planet friendly’ and save
It’s been highlighted that eating less meat is one of the things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. In our campus cafes and restaurants, it can also save you money. We offer a range of wholesome plant based and vegetarian meals, that are a lower cost option than the meaty ones. And you won’t pay extra for plant-based milks in your drinks at our BARiSCA outlets.
See more of what’s on offer on campus at the Eat and Shop website.
Free soup lunch at St Luke's
Come and enjoy a free lunch of soup and bread served by our multifaith Chaplains.
Every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2pm during term-time, (starting Thursday 28 September) on First Floor of Staff House, St. Luke's Campus
Vegetarian and vegan options available. Drop in any time. People from all faiths or none are warmly welcomed.
Catered Halls meal card
No time to cook or want to try something new? If you’re a self-catered student, you can buy a Meal Package Card and get 7 meals from any of our catered residences - Holland Hall, Birks Grange or Lopes Hall – any days of the week during term times. Whether you want a Full English breakfast, casserole for dinner, or brunch on the weekends, our varied weekly-changing menu means there’s something for everyone.
For more information on eating in catered residences and Term 1 menus, check out our Catered Residences webpage.
Too Good To Go app
Our Market Place Forum shop is listed on the Too Good to Go app. This is where you can purchase a 'magic bag' of goodies that are at the end of their use by, or best before dates. It helps to combat the huge issue of food being wasted and can bag a bargain. 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 around Exeter which are part of this scheme and publicise what they have to offer through the app.
Bringing your own food to campus
There are microwaves and hot water available in the following Hubs on Streatham campus:
- Queen's - located in the cafe space
- Harrison - located in the cafe space
- Building One - located in cafe space
- Amory - located in the study area
- Peter Chalk - located in the Hub
And at St Luke's:
- Cross Keys - located by the coffee bar.
Eat well for less
Check out the Have your food and eat it recipe book from Recycle Devon.
As well as looking at ways to save you money and time, the book includes tasty recipes to use up your leftovers and help reduce food waste while keeping your costs down. Try a Baked Bean Burger or a Throw Together Gratin. Let us know what you think of them, send us your pics, and share your own low-cost recipes with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 wellbeing products
If you need them, we are supplying free period products in laundry areas and toilets across our Halls and campuses.
You can also pick up a range of wellbeing products (including period products) from the Student Guild's Wellbeing Cupboard, in Devonshire House DH1, on our Streatham campus. They include condoms, period products, anti-spike bottle toppers and leaflets, which will all be regularly restocked.
Gender Expression Fund Exeter
The Students’ Guild’s Gender Expression Fund can provide up to £80 for current students on our Exeter campuses who identify as trans, non-binary, intersex, gender diverse or otherwise gender non-conforming. It can be used to buy gender affirming products such as clothing, binders, packers, beauty products and books, or towards travel to medical or counselling/therapy appointments.
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Discounted brands at Student Beans
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For more information on Exeter Foodbank and how you can access it, click here.