The University of Nottingham’s catering outlets are some of the most diverse you’ll find on UK university campuses. Driven by competition from the nearby city centre and desires of a sizable international student population, it was the first university in the UK to open a Chinese restaurant on campus and also has an African-Caribbean themed restaurant run by one of its former MBA students. However, that doesn’t mean they've become complacent.
Under the guidance of catering operations director Jonathan Hamblett, the university is listening to student feedback, continuing to innovate, and offer progressive catering options. Their aim is to “reposition much closer to what students find in the high street but still be priced below the high street and well below regional HE peers”.
To achieve this bold goal the university has recently invested £7.5m in catering outlets and are leveraging TUCO sourcing frameworks to give them a competitive advantage.
Find out more about the University of Nottingham’s plans and how their TUCO membership has saved them £409,638 in the last year alone, read the full case study.