Food and essentials

Even though you won’t be able to go out shopping while you self-isolate, we’ll make sure you get a quick delivery in case there’s no food at home right now. Then we’ll help you find different delivery options to keep you going. Read on to find out how to arrange deliveries.

Meal Plan Students

Grocery box

  • Supplies to last you two days
  • Same-day delivery if you submit your form within the following deadlines:
    • 2 - 9 December, 5pm
    • 10 - 18 December, 4pm
    • 19 December - 3 January, 12pm
  • Includes all your essential staples including bread, milk, cereal and a selection of home-made frozen meals
  • You'll also receive a small box of condiments and there'll be more items in the box during the Christmas break.

View our instagram story to see what's inside the box.

This box is provided to you and your flatmates free of charge.

Box 1 – Meal Plan breakfast and lunch box

The cost of this box and the condiments (£28.00) will be deducted from your Meal Plan balance.

If you run out of any of the above, you can get in touch with the team directly via food@conferences.bham.ac.uk

Box 2 – Meal Plan ready-made dinners

The cost of this box (£24.00) will be deducted from your Meal Plan balance.

If you run out of any of the above, you can get in touch with the team directly via food@conferences.bham.ac.uk

Suggested Recipes

To help you eat well, we’ve put together some suggested, simple recipes. These can be made easily with items that are readily available from any supermarket or grocery store or from one of the University's Meal Plan boxes.

Suggested recipes

Self-catered Students

'We care, you share' box

When you tell us that you are self-isolating, we will deliver you with a free box of groceries.

The grocery box will contain all of your essential staples including bread, milk, cereal and a selection of home-made frozen meals. We provide same-day delivery if you let us know that you are self-isolating within the following deadlines:

  • 2 - 9 December, 5pm
  • 10 - 18 December, 4pm
  • 19 December - 3 January, 12pm

This box should keep you going in the short term, but you’ll need to arrange food deliveries after this. Only one box will be provided.

View our instagram story to see what's inside the box.

Making your food arrangements

Making your food arrangements

There’s a wide range of options available to you whilst living in accommodation. Some options need to be arranged for in advance, whilst some options can be delivered to you within one hour of ordering. 

If you would like to get your fresh groceries and food on demand, we’d recommend using the services below. They work alongside local supermarkets and convenience stores such as Londis, the Co-op, and Marks & Spencer and charge a relatively small delivery fee. 

Deliveroo
Uber Eats
Just Eat
Amazon Prime Now

Larger supermarket chains such as TescoAsda, and Ocado can facilitate larger deliveries of groceries. However, you will need to book at least a day in advance, there’s usually a minimum spend, and delivery costs can be a little bit higher.

Iceland and Morrisons are offering priority delivery to students.

Find out more

Suggested Recipes

To help you eat well, we’ve put together some suggested, simple recipes. These can be made easily with items that are readily available from any supermarket or grocery store.

Suggested recipes