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Katie: What I eat in a day at University

By ResLifeKatieL 15 Jan 2024

Politics and International Relations student Katie talks us through what her day looks like in terms of food and drink on campus...


Starting the day off strong, I have a coffee and pastry for breakfast. I keep a pack of pastries in my freezer which are amazing for a quick breakfast when I don't have a lot of time in the morning.

A cup of coffee is also a must for me before a full day of lectures!

a plate of food and a cup of coffee on a wooden table


I'm usually on campus by lunch time so am always on the look out for a cheap and delicious lunch to fuel me through the day. My absolute favourite campus lunch is at 4 West Cafe. Here they do the most yummy cheese and marmite toastie, which is a must try! Something about the sofas and social atmosphere in 4 West also makes it such a nice place to stop for lunch on campus. I'll also grab a coffee here if I'm feel extra drained by the day's lectures. The vanilla chai latte is my go to here.

a sandwich cut in half on a plate


A full day of lectures calls for some snacks. I went to the Market and picked up some crisps and a coke - more caffeine! This was needed before my last lecture of the day.

a bottle of beer on a table


I ended the day with dinner back at home. I cooked some simple stir fry noodles which I shared with a friend in front of the TV. I love cooking for my friends and it makes the cooking process so much more fun when the food is shared. A plate of home cooked noodles was just what I needed after a busy day on campus!

a bowl of food on a plate