Bristol University to offer £1 meals and free period products to support students through the cost-of-living crisis
This option is not available in Senate House Marketplace
The University of Bristol will be providing low cost, hot meals and free period products to students around campus from Monday 7 November in an attempt to support students through the cost-of-living crisis.
An email sent out to students explains that a soup and roll will be available for £1 at all Source Cafés and the Balloon Bar in the Richmond Building, Monday to Friday. Vegan options for the soup will also be provided.
This option is not available in Senate House Marketplace and students need to present a U-card to prove their status as student attending the university.
More cheaper food options are being introduced and students can get a £2 hot lunch from the Source-on-the-Go “Cater pod” located outside the Balloon Bar at the Richmond Building, 11 am – 2 pm, Monday to Friday.
Cheaper hot food options will also be arriving at Stoke Bishop. Students can have a jacket potato and beans for £2 from the Source Café at the Hiatt Baker bus hub, Monday to Saturday.
Bristol University has also announced that they will be providing “free sustainable period products in University and Bristol Students’ Union bathroom facilities in both the Clifton and Langford campuses”.
Students have previously expressed their outrage regarding the support which the university is providing in regard to the cost-of-living crisis and have said “it is not good enough”.
A list of the additional measures which the university will be implicating can be found below:
- The budget for the Financial Assistance Fund has been increased from £600,000 to £1million
- The £100,000 Digital Support Fund continues to help students with the cost of IT equipment and connectivity
- The process for students to access financial support has been simplified and streamlined to ensure help is available as quickly as possible. Financial Assistance Funding is normally paid within 48 hours and all students are eligible to apply. This includes international students
- More than 200 additional affordable rooms have been made available in our residences this year
- We continue to provide warm, free spaces across campus. Study spaces in the Arts and Social Sciences Library are available 24 hours a day, and study rooms in Senate House are available on weekday evenings and at weekends
- Microwaves are available in the SU’s social spaces – the Bristol SU Living Room (where you can also get free tea and coffee), the SU Loft in Senate House, and on the second floor of the Richmond Building
- We are looking at how we can make more jobs at the university available to students, and you can also visit the SU Job Shop for further opportunities
- Free fitness and activity classes are now being offered and discounted sports memberships for students eligible for a bursary.