We are giving food more thought, we lead the way on food science, agriculture and climate change research, employing experts in the field to discover new ways to help our planet thrive.
See what’s happening inside our bars and restaurants.
Minimum Purchasing Standards Summary – This is not exhaustive but illustrates the overall approach to different product areas.
We are committed to being fully transparent in what we serve so are working towards fully disclosing all nutritional, ingredients and allergen information for every plated meals on our Reading Campuses
See how we are doing with waste and restaurants- all our waste data for the last 3 years is here
All our beef comes from our own farms, including Langley where our cattle are working to restore habitat rich grasslands. To ensure minimal waste, we take the entire animal and use every part we are legally allowed to.
We are proud members of MCURC, the university group dedicated to changing the way we serve and source our food.
See our energy usage for all our restaurants from the last 3 years.
The climate stripes were created by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading in 2018. They show clearly and vividly how global average temperatures have risen over nearly two centuries and the need to act.
The University of Reading Whiteknights Campus earns Green Flag award 10th year in a row.
Working together to tackle climate change, see the University’s dedicated site on what we’re doing.
Find out more about the research we do into environmental studies and climate change.
Leading the way in food innovation and research.
The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is curated by the University on behalf of the UK Government and is a living genetic bank of global importance.
Read about our cocoa quarantine centre at the University of Reading.
Read about our research into how the food we farm and eat effects our health.
Environmental initiatives at the Greenlands Campus serving the Henley Business School.
Since our cup tax increased to 50p in September 2022, the percentage of hot drinks served in reusable cups has increased from 20% to 60%
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