How does it work?
Meal Plans are a budgeting tool. You pre-pay an amount in advance for a full term or the full academic year. Once you've paid, every week, £50 will automatically be loaded onto your student ID card for you to spend on food and non-alcholic drinks. This refreshes weekly; unspent funds cannot be carried over. The plan cannot be used in the student bars on campus to purchase alcohol.
When can I use it?
You can use your DINEAU Meal Plan from 8am to 11.30am and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday during Term Time.
Where can I use it?
You can use your DINEAU Meal Plan in the CafeTierra Food Court with six different food outlets providing everything from a Full English breakfast and COSTA Coffee to a noodle bar and sandwich deli. You can also use it in CafeLibro, serving sandwiches, paninis, Costa Coffee and soft drinks - Ideal if you're studying in the
Will £10 be enough for a day? What if I need more?
£10 will give you enough to cover three meals a day (Check out our menus below to see the kind of dishes on offer and the prices) Don't worry, if you want to spend more than the £10.00, you can use cash or the Touch Pay cashess scheme at the till to add to the value on your card, or pay any difference in cash/card. Simply click here for more information on Touch Pay.
Can you give me an example of what I may eat and what it would cost?
Of course... a bowl of cereal with milk 99p, toast with jam 44p and a glass of fruit juice 55p could be a typical breakfast. For lunch a sandwich meal deal is £2.99 including crisps or fruit and a soft drink. For dinner a hot meal including vegetables and potatoes would be £3.49 with a bottled soft drink or water for £1.20. In total that's £9.66 for three meals.
What if I have a dietary requirement?
If you have any specific dietary requirements that you would like to check we are able to accommodate within the meal plans, or any other questions regarding the catered packages, please email email@example.com.
What is the difference between the Meal Plan and Touch Pay?
The meal plans are a budgeting tool, to ensure you have money set aside for food, every day, during term time, whereas Touch Pay is a more flexible option where you can top up as you go.
The meal plans work well if you're living on campus and want to eat on campus every day.
Touch Pay allows you to load as little as £10 and a maximum of £100 and is designed to give you the freedom to spend when you want with money that never expires. Touch Pay also gives you a 10% discount at the till, each time you use it. It's our way of saying thank you for eating on campus. We'd recommend Touch Pay if you don't want to commit to three meals a day or if you're living off campus and won't necessarily be on campus to eat three times a day.