London South Bank University (LSBU) introduced breakfast and lunch meal deals in early December 2022, easing the impact of the living crisis on its students and staff. However, the wallet-friendly offer might not be getting as much attention as it was previously thought.
Many of the LSBU students are not aware of the money-saving deals offered during breakfast and lunchtime. (By Viktorie Brezinova, 2023)

In a newsletter sent to its students on 1st December 2022, LSBU introduced its brand-new meal offer targeting the impacts of inflation and rising prices. Including breakfast for £1 and improved lunch deals offered at LSBU’s many on-site catering outlets, the university aims to help those working on campus to ‘make (their) money go further’. Despite that, the offer might be overlooked by many.


Tracey, a member of the LSBU cafeteria staff, believes many students are still apparently not aware of these money-saving offers. Speaking to students every day while working at the basement cafeteria in the newly built LSBU Hub at London Road, Tracey says many of them are surprised after paying less for their food as they did not know about the deals beforehand.

For only £1, students and staff can buy a croissant, a bowl of porridge or a round of toast complemented by a small cup of tea or coffee at many cafeterias such as the one found at LSBU Hub. These offers might slightly vary at certain outlets. Similarly, several hot and cold meal deals were added to the menu and students can now explore the ‘classics’ as well as other courses changing every day. The university has included vegan options, too.

Elise, a second-year Media Production student at LSBU, thinks the meal deals are a great way to save some money especially when you are a ‘broke student’. According to her, these offers can make an impact and help students to get by. She also enjoys the variety of new meals and vegan options.

The university has also considered the planet and ecology – from December last year, any food items such as sandwiches, crisps, confectionery, and cold drinks that are due to expire on the same day are reduced in price after 2 pm. This smart decision not only saves money but also helps in promoting sustainable practices which are becoming increasingly popular among young people.

Furthermore, coffee and tea lovers can get 20p off the price of any hot drink if they bring a reusable cup to any of the catering outlets across LSBU campuses.


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