If you don’t want the worry of cooking your own meals, budgeting for food, washing up or eating alone why don’t you try catered accommodation?
Catered Accommodation is a social and convenient food service for students living on campus at the University. It simply involves pre-booking your meals at the start of the term alongside your rent, allowing you to have the peace of mind that you will always be assured to have a healthy meal. You don't need to worry about budgeting or even washing up... it's all done for you!
Who can use it?
Any student staying in the following college accommodation can sign up for catered accommodation:
- Cartmel en-suite rooms
- Lonsdale en-suite rooms
- Bowland en-suite rooms
- County en-suite rooms
When and where can I eat?
There are four outlets currently serving catered accommodation:
- The Marketplace which serves a variety of cooked and continental breakfasts plus 3 hot meals per day at lunch and in the evening. County and Bowland students predominantly eat here and we recommend eating here for the majority of the time for a healthy, nutritional balanced diet
- Barker House Farm serves a variety of cooked and continental breakfasts plus a full bar menu with pizzas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and pasta, as well as students on the scheme being able to help themselves to the salad bar during their meal. Lonsdale and Cartmel students predominantly eat here. There are also two specials which change daily, one meat and one vegetarian which we recommend eating several times a week for a healthy nutritional balanced diet
- The Deli is in the heart of campus and serves a range of breakfasts from eggs benedict to poached eggs and avocado on toast, pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup and French toast. Lunch and dinners range from duck flatbreads to loaded mac and cheese and fresh stews prepared on site
- Fylde bar is the campus sports bar and is where students go to treat themselves every now and then. Fried chicken, burgers, loaded nachos and fries are all on the menu.
All opening times can be found on our page at Eat.
Why should I sign up for catered accommodation?
It is convenient and flexible, being within easy walking distances from all relevant college social areas. It provides tasty local and healthy foods every single day. It provides an alternative to the worry of having to manage budgeting. Several of our units have benefited from significant investment, making them great places to eat, meet and socialise. Catered accommodation is a great solution for someone with a busy lifestyle and most importantly, there's no burnt food or washing up!
How do I sign up?
You can sign up when you are applying for accommodation at Lancaster University, you will be asked on the application form whether you would like catered accommodation. If you would like further information regarding accommodation at Lancaster please visit the accommodation website.
If you have any questions on the catering service please don't hesitate to contact us directly on 01524 593260 or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How and when do I pay and how much?
When you apply for your accommodation, check the catered accommodation option and when you receive the invoice pay through the University's web payments. Please view full details of the costs.
Payment is due when you book your accommodation.
What am I entitled to?
Breakfast and either lunch or dinner is provided every day during term time (including weekends), and in Welcome Week. That makes 31 weeks.
Can I use my card in vacation time?
No, the scheme operates in term-time only, dates will be advertised in advance. However additional funds may be added to your card for other food purchases in University outlets. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
We can cater for most dietary requirements and allergies and are alleren accredited in all venues serving catered accommodation food. Simply get in touch with the catering team in advance, or have a word with somebody on your first day.
What happens if I miss a meal session?
Meals cannot be carried over or transferred, if you cannot attend please contact the Catering team in advance to discuss alternative arrangements.
What if I leave the University?
Refunds are only payable, subject to an administration fee, if you leave the University. Refunds will only be made to the payee.
What if my student loan means I cannot pay the full fee?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring a friend who is not in the scheme?
Yes, but payment will need to be made for their meal.