Opening times

The University’s food, drink and retail outlets are open for limited hours over the Winter break, until they reopen again on 8 January 2024.

The following outlets are closed from 16 December 2023 to 8 January 2024 inclusive:

  • The Pitstop
  • Parade
  • Fountain Canteen
  • The Market
  • The Post Office

See the monthly opening times for details of which outlets remain open and when.

Festive food

There is a selection of festive treats and drinks available at our food and drink outlets on campus.

From today, the treats, festive platters and mulled wine are available from Food Direct or The Pavilion, until Friday 15 December.

Christmas lunches

lime tree and Fountain Canteen are both offering Christmas lunches.

The roast turkey option is £8.90 and vegetarian option is £7.95. Both include a main, sides and mince pie.

lime tree

The Christmas lunch in lime tree is available 3 and 10 December from midday to 3pm.

Staff can also book a table for a team Christmas lunch in lime tree on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December by emailing

Fountain Canteen

Starting from 5 December, the Christmas lunch is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.