Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

The University is committed to finding new ways to make food and all it entails more sustainable. There are a number of initiatives in place including a commitment to promote Go Green Week and Fairtrade Fortnight, as well as working with the Catering Team and the Environmental Society.

Catered Commitment

The Quad Catering team have taken measures to condense the number of suppliers they use. This means fewer delivery vans visiting the campus – reducing the carbon footprint, and a more fluid procurement process – less paper. The team have also sourced a number of Fairtrade foods as well as using a local producer for some products. For example. all eggs used are all free-range. When preparing the meal the catering manager ensures that there is always a vegetarian option as well incorporating some vegan and gluten free choices during the week. Furthermore, cooking oil is recycled and turned into bio diesel!


University branded KeepCups are available to purchase all Quad outlets on campus. These are listed below.

– Minerva Building Quad Diner and Quad Express
– AAD Building Quad Cafe
– Think Tank Café
– Enterprise Café
– Isaac Newton Café
– Sports Centre Quad Express
– David Chiddick Café

Get you 10p off any 12oz hot drink when using your University branded KeepCup from Quad outlets.

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Water Fountains

Water fountains are available around campus and have recently been implemented onto all floors in the library.

Ongoing Projects

Go Green Week – each year the University runs workshops, events and competitions to encourage staff and students to go green. Look out for events on our Get Involved page.

Fairtrade Fortnight – the University acquired Fairtrade University status in 2015. More information can be found here:

Edible Campus – the University has planted numerous fruit trees around campus and works with staff and students to manage a raised bed allotment. Learn more