A wide range of meals and snacks
We are committed to providing a high level of service and offering a wide range of fresh, healthy, affordable meals and snacks.
We offer a good selection of vegetarian options and if you have any special dietary needs, please ask a member of the catering team who will be happy to assist you.
Dining services available at each campus
Construction Centre (Station Park)
The canteen opens at 8.30am and offers both a breakfast and lunch service with a selection of hot meals and snacks. There is also a drinks machine serving a selection of quality hot drinks.
Service ends at 3.15pm.
Derby Road Campus
The diner based on the second floor at Derby Road, offers a full breakfast service from 8.30am until 11.30am and re-opens at 12pm, providing a wide range of hot meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Service ends at 3pm daily and 2pm on Fridays.
The Courtyard, based on the ground floor at Derby Road, opens at 8.30am. It has a salad bar, paninis, jacket potatoes, toasties, sandwiches, hot pasta dishes and filled baguettes.
Service ends at 4pm daily and 3pm on Fridays.
Engineering Innovation Centre
The Pitstop canteen opens at 8am and offers both a breakfast and lunch service with a good selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks.
Service ends at 2.30pm.
There is also a good selection of snack and hot/cold drink vending machines across all sites which also serve as an out of hours refreshment option. All vending machines take cash and supports our cashless catering service.
We operate cashless catering across all college sites. Way2pay allows students to pay for their meals via their student card, which means less time in the queue and more time enjoying lunch with friends. It’s faster, more secure and means that you don’t have to carry any cash, credit or debit cards.
However, you can still use cash if you don't wish to use the cashless system.
For full information about cashless catering including how it works and how to register, view our cashless catering page.
Free school meals
If you’re aged between 16-18 you may be entitled to free school meals at the college. If you received free schools meals at school, it is likely that this entitlement will continue with you into college.
You will need to complete a form to apply and this will be sent to you as part of the admissions process. If you’re eligible your free school meals allocation will be loaded onto your ID card for use in the college diners and vending machines.
Find out more about free college meals