Using your Eat and Drink credit
If you live in Polden Court, Brendon Court or The Quads, you can use Eat and Drink credit to buy food and drink in the campus outlets.
About Eat and Drink credit
If you are an undergraduate student living in The Quads, Polden Court, Brendon Court or the shared rooms in Woodland Court, you can use your library card to buy food and drink in the outlets on campus.
You can't buy alcohol with your Eat and Drink credit.
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.
|Accommodation||Cost of credit|
|Woodland Court (en-suite shared rooms only)||£25|
With £50 weekly credit you’ll be able to buy around two meals a day from our food outlets.
£25 weekly credit will buy you around one meal a day.
For pre-sessional students
If you are a pre-sessional student living in The Quads, you will have £27.50 a week credit added from your accommodation fees.
This is loaded to your library card.
If you have unspent credit after your pre-sessional course finishes, you can carry this over to spend during term time.
Paying for food and drink
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 not available for pre-sessional students.
Checking your balance
Ask any hospitality staff working at a till to check the amount of credit on your card.
You can carry unused credit over to the following academic year.
Where you can use Eat and Drink credit
You can only use your credit to buy food and refreshments in the University's hospitality outlets:
If you lose your card you should:
Report it by emailing the Accommodation Centre 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.