Having listened to and read through your feedback last year with regards to catering on campus, the University, along with the Student’s Union, worked with Chartwells (the University’s official partnered catering company) to draw up a new contract to trigger some significant and improved changes. The contract was signed in August 2019 and includes a number of exciting developments and improvements, some of which have already taken place.
As you may have seen or experienced, the following has been introduced over the last few months:
Thanks to those of you who have provided your positive feedback on the changes so far.
“Last year I had to walk somewhere else to get my food whereas now I can just go to MDX House. It’s so much more convenient. It saves me so much time and money.”
Eliza Dobai, 3RD year Fashion Design student
“This year I have noticed quite a big difference in food options which has encouraged me to eat on campus a lot more. There are more halal options which I really struggled with before; but now there are a lot more. I’ve actually realised - just thinking of it now - that I have eaten on campus every day!
Also the hot meals in MDX house are lovely. It gets boring to have a sandwich every day. I remember last year I paid something like £7 for a meal and I never went back it was just too much money for a student. I was quite happy to see the prices have gone down to £3 or £4.”
Sabren Amin, 3rd year Fashion Student
And it doesn’t end there. You’ve also got all of this and more to look forward to:
Are you a foodie? Perhaps you love taking pictures of your food when you’re out and about with friends, and of course uploading it straight to Instagram?!
We’re looking for students to submit pictures of their meals and/or drinks purchased on campus and upload it to their profiles using #MDXfoodie. Based on quality of image, we’ll choose a winner on Friday 13th December.
When choosing our winner, we'll be thinking about: