About Eat and Drink credit
As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change.
This information is for new students starting in 2021. Current students are on a different arrangement, ordering lunch and dinner every day and eating with your household at allocated times.
If you are living in:
- The Quads
- Polden Court
- Brendon Court
- a shared bedroom in Woodland Court
You can use your library card to buy food and drink in the outlets on campus.
Eat and Drink credit is added from your accommodation fees to your library card in three instalments. The first is in September, the second in January and third in April.
The amount of credit you get depends on the accommodation you live in.
|Woodland Court (shared rooms)||£25|
With £50 weekly credit you can buy around two meals a day from our food outlets.
£25 weekly credit buys you around one meal a day.
Using your Eat and Drink credit
Place your library card on the black card reader next to the till. The till operator will indicate when the transaction is successful.
The cost comes off your Eat and Drink credit balance.
If you don't have enough credit on your card you have to pay for any outstanding amounts.
Eat and Drink discount
If you are an undergraduate living in Eat and Drink accommodation, you receive a 10% discount on food and drink when paying at the till. This is available in all outlets except our retail shops, which are Bath Bakeaway and Fresh.
Checking your balance
Ask any hospitality staff to check the amount of credit on your card.
You can carry unused credit over until you leave University.
Where you can use Eat and Drink credit
You can use your credit to buy food and refreshments in the following hospitality outlets:
If you lose your card you should:
Report it by emailing the Student Living team firstname.lastname@example.org They will freeze your credit to stop anyone from using your balance.
Visit the issue desk in the Library to get a replacement card.
Visit the West Accommodation Centre for a replacement card if you are part of the Open University.
- Your credit will automatically load onto your new library card within an hour of it being printed.
You can then continue using your library card to pay for food using your Eat and Drink credit.