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Catering Sustainability

Catering at UON is provided by CH&CO, the largest and most diverse contract caterer to be awarded the top-level 3 star rating by the SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association).

Whenever possible, we strive to use locally and ethically sourced meat, fruit and veg.  Our seasonal menus reflect that commitment. When we go global for resources, we choose partners that follow our ethos and champion Fairtrade practices. You can read about our Fairtrade practices on our website here.

Our sandwich range changes on occasion to match the season, and all of our sandwiches are made fresh every day by our talented team of chefs and their assistants.

In efforts to reduce the wastage from disposable cups, we’ve worked with the university to encourage students and staff to bring in their own reusable coffee cups. Use of a disposable cup may incur a latte levy of 25p.  We periodically give out keep cups and we have crockery available at all of our outlets to help everyone avoid that extra tariff!

You can read more about our company on our website.


Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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