Microwaves and Hot Water Taps on Campus
There are microwaves available on both campuses so that you can reheat your food on the day rather than having to purchase something hot.
- Talbot Campus – The Student Centre: Ground floor (near Ground Up Café), first floor (next to SUBU Reception desk) and second floor (in the Community Kitchen).
- Lansdowne Campus – Bournemouth Gateway Building: SUBU kitchen area located BG301.
Hot water taps are also available – you can use these to make instant noodles or soups.
- Talbot Campus – The Student Centre: Second, fourth and fifth floors – all hot taps are located in the kitchen areas of each floor.
- Lansdowne Campus – Bournemouth Gateway Building: SUBU kitchen area located in BG301.
Drinking Water Fountains
There is no need to buy bottled water on campus, as there are drinking water points in all our buildings, where you can refill your own bottle. These can usually be located in the vicinity of the toilets.
You can find the locations of the fountains on the Talbot Campus map.
At Lansdowne Campus, the fountains are in both the Bournemouth Gateway Building and the Executive Business Centre.
At Talbot Campus, we have installed a washing-up point, so if you are bringing food with you to campus, you can clean your containers afterwards.
- Talbot Campus - Fusion Building: Ground floor
SUBU Community Kitchen
SUBU’s Community Kitchen provides free food, drink, toiletries and sanitary products to students and staff who may not have access to essential items.
Located on the second floor of the Student Centre, the Community Kitchen is an open space that students can use at their leisure. You can help yourself to whatever items you need – there are no restrictions on what you can take, but you should be mindful of others and only take what you need.
You can also pick up some of our free recipe cards from the Community Kitchen, where you can find out how to cook a variety of meals on a budget.
To find out more, visit www.subu.org.uk/communitykitchen.
Our Faith & Reflection team offers free vegan soup accompanied by some soul care every Monday, 12 noon – 3pm, at the Faith & Reflection Centre, Talbot House, Talbot Campus.
Meeting every Wednesday, 5pm – 6:30pm, the Global Café is a fantastic space for international students to meet others and enjoy games and quizzes – with a hot drink and snacks. They meet at the Faith & Reflection Centre, Talbot House, Talbot Campus.
Free Recipe Cards for Students and Staff
The SUBU Advice Team has been working with nutrition students to compile recipe cards for students who are looking to cook on a budget. The team is also looking to work with students to create their very own SUBU Cookbook – more information will be released on this soon.
Free recipe cards are available in our Community Kitchen (located on the second floor of the Student Centre), or you can download them via our website.
Free cooking demos
You can book cookery lessons through the Bournemouth Uni Food Social Kitchen. Simply download the Bournemouth Uni Food app (through the app store on your phone) and find a date which suits you.
SUBU is also currently working on hosting free cooking demonstrations, where you can learn to make the most of your meal preparation by batch cooking some budget-friendly recipes.
Keep an eye on SUBU’s What’s On page to find out when and where the events will be held.
Discounted food items
The Student Saver Meal, which includes a sandwich, snack and drink of choice, is available to purchase in the Union Shop – the cheapest meal deal on Talbot Campus.
Dylan’s Bar also offers a Student Saver menu for those who are looking to eat out on a budget. They provide a range of hot and cold food including pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, along with vegetarian and vegan options.
You can also pick up discounted food from BU and SUBU food outlets via the Too Good To Go app – this allows you to purchase food at the end of the day that would otherwise go to waste at a great price!
Download the Bournemouth Uni Food app (through the app store on your phone) for discounts and loyalty points, including 50% off your first order.
You can also grab a range of food from Fusion each day for less than £4.
Starbucks coffee discount
With an eye towards both sustainability and cost-saving measures, anybody who brings a reusable coffee cup to Ground Up Café in the Student Centre, the Atrium Café in Poole House and the Fusion Building café will enjoy a 30p discount.
If you don’t have one already, you can purchase a reusable coffee cup from these outlets on campus.
BU and SUBU are supporting breakfasts on campus by offering the following deals:
- A porridge pot for 50p
- Hot filled rolls (sausage, bacon or vegan sausage) for £1
These are available between 8.30am and 11am, while stocks last each morning.
You can pick up these deals in the Student Centre, Fusion Building and the Bournemouth Gateway Building.