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COVID-19
Coronavirus updates – for Catering and Retail customers

Because of COVID-19, the main academic building is closed to external visitors. There will only be access for essential staff and resident students.  

However, Maggie's Cafe & Bar (in the Students' Union) is now fully open, includes a small retail shop and has obtained the 'We're Good To Go' mark which is the UK-wide industry standard highlighting our commitment to following all government guidance and best practice.

Maggie's is open Monday to Sunday from 10am-4pm and is delighted to be participating in the Governments Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

On Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in August, customers will receive 50% off (or a maximum of £10 per person, per table) on all food and non-alcoholic beverages.

So if you are on campus, pop into Maggie’s and take advantage of this fantastic offer.

Please note that access to the academic building will remain in line with the published QMU route map and we also kindly ask that you remember to adhere to physical distancing and hygiene advice to protect yourself and our staff.

Notes:  Promotion runs from 3rd – 31st August.  Discount applies only to SIT IN customers & excludes alcohol and retail.  The discount can be used unlimited times.

Please look at our Maggie's Facebook page for more details.

1875 and Starbucks both remain closed.

You might also like to note that University website has a dedicated coronavirus section, which is continually being updated: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/coronavirus/

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Catering & Retail Services aim to provide a broad range of high quality, value for money food services and is provided by QMU's catering services partner BaxterStorey.

As well as staff and students, the local community are welcome to take advantage of our catering and retail outlets.

1875 Restaurant

The 1875 Restaurant offers a full breakfast and lunch service Monday to Friday providing a range of traditional dishes including, soups, plant based options and a deli bar selection. 

1875 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

Breakfast Service 0830 - 1045 hours

Lunch Service 1100 - 1430 hours

University Retail Shop

From coffee to confectionary, a range of basic household commodities as well as stationary and branded clothing.

Retail Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 0830 - 1630 hours

The shop provides retail products, hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, cakes & fruit 08.30 – 16.30 hours

Starbucks Coffee Pod

We have an excellent Starbucks Coffee Pod service located in the atrium of the university serving a variety of Starbucks drinks and snacks.

Opening hours - September to April Inc.

Monday to Thursday - 08.30 -19.00

Friday - 08.30 – 16.30

Saturday & Sunday  - 10.00 – 17.00

Opening hours - May to August  Inc.

Monday to Friday 8.30 – 3.30

Maggie’s Bar & Café

Maggie’s Bar & Café provides a full bar service complimented by an all-day cooked to order menu over 7 days, “look out for the daily specials board”.

Maggie’s Bar & Café Opening Hours 

Monday to Saturday 0830 - 2300

Sunday 1100 - 2300

Vending Service

We have a number of vending machines that are available on campus. These are located on level 1 (cold drinks, hot drinks & confectionery) in the library (LRC) and next to the lifts closest to the university entrance. Levels 2 (hot beverages & confectionery) and 3 (cold drinks & confectionery) of the building outside the Halle lecture Theatre and lecture room 2156.

Opening Hours

Vending Service  - available 24/7

Hospitality Service (Meetings)

Our catering partner BaxterStorey provide a variety of catering options. These can be booked through the Catering Online Booking Form.

Corporate Service (University Executive)

These services are supplied all year round to the student population and all other clients as required.

Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

  • 1875 operates 2 fixed and 1 mobile till points, all accept Smartcards, QR Code via the App, Apple Pay, Google Pay, contactless with no minimum spend required and cash payments from Students, Staff and Visitors to campus
  • The University Retail Shop operates 2 till points both points accept Smartcards, QR Code via the App, Apple Pay, Google Pay, contactless with no minimum spend required and cash payments from Students, Staff and Visitors to campus
  • Starbucks Coffee Pod accepts Smartcards, QR Code via the App, Apple Pay, Google Pay, contactless with no minimum spend required and cash payments from Students, Staff and Visitors to campus
  • Maggie’s at the Students Union accepts Smartcards, QR Code via the App, Apple Pay, Google Pay, contactless with no minimum spend required and cash payments from Students, Staff and Visitors to campus
  • Vending machines are located on Level 1, 2 & 3 in the main academic building accept Smartcard payments only
  • Vending machines in Accommodation and the Sports Department accept cash only

QMU Smart Cards

  • Departmental Hospitality Cards can be requested by Budget Holders and used to make purchases in the Catering & Retail Services Department.
  • Visitors who receive a Smartcard on arrival can load cash onto the card at the 2 loading kiosks and use the cards in all Catering outlets

Add Funds to your Smartcard - Online Payments - Add Funds

Catering Online Bookings - Catering Online Booking Form

Feedback

QMU and our catering partner BaxterStorey value your custom and more importantly Your Feedback to ensure we are providing a good service, good quality food and that the menu variety suits your tastes.

You can either complete the Online Customer Feedback Forms by clicking on the following (intranet) links:

1875 Food Court

University Shop

Starbucks

Or alternatively fill in our Customer Comment Cards located at each of the 3 outlets and post your comments in the post boxes provided.

Thank you for Your Feeback.

 

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