Coronavirus updates – for Catering and Retail customers

Our main academic building is now open to staff, students and pre-booked external visitors. 

Starbucks, 1875 and Maggie's Cafe & Bar are now all open and full details of their offerings and opening times can be found below.  There is also now a small retail shop located in Maggie's and 1875 too.

Due to the COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines around hospitality, it won’t feel quite the same when you visit our catering outlets on campus.  However, we do still have our friendly team of staff in all areas to guide you & keep you safe.

Please remember that we can only allow 2 households (up to 6 people) to sit together indoors and outdoors.  We must comply with this Scottish Government guidance and we ask for your support with this.

You might also like to note that University website has a dedicated coronavirus section, which is continually being updated: Coronavirus Information


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 very welcome to take advantage of our catering and retail outlets.

Starbucks Coffee Pod

Starbucks is located in the main academic building atrium offering a selection of drinks and snacks.

Opening Hours (14th September - December)

  • Open Monday – Friday 8.30am until 6pm
  • Click & Collect will be available from Monday
  • Delivery service to the Starbucks spaces from Maggie’s is available 11am - 9pm, 7 days a week.
  • Follow Maggie’s Facebook page for details of how to order.


Espresso Tall Grande Venti
Americano £1.89 £2.09 £2.37
Latte £2.19 £2.44 £2.66
Cappuccino £2.19 £2.44 £2.66
Mocha £2.26 £2.51 £2.66
Caramel Macchiato £2.56 £2.82 £3.14
Espresso Solo: £1.40 Doppio: £1.80  


Tea Tall Grande Venti
Teas £1.34 £1.51 £1.66
Chai tea Latte £2.60 £2.82 £3.14


Chocolate Tall Grande Venti
Classic Hot Chocolate £2.51 £2.82 £3.14


Frappuccino Tall Grande
Caramel, Coffee £3.73 £4.03


Iced Drinks Tall Grande
Americano £2.09 £2.33
Latte £2.40 £2.64
Mocha £2.49 £2.71
Caramel Macchiato £2.78 £3.03
Chai Tea £2.60 £2.82


Espresso Roast £0.47
Soya Milk £0.47
Hot Water £0.47
Syrup £0.39

Download PDF Menu

Maggie’s Bar & Café

Maggie's (in the Students' Union) offers a full bar service complimented by a lunch and dinner service.  There is also a small retail shop selling a range of basic household commodities as well as confectionery and stationary.

  • Operating as a café selling meals, coffees & non-alcoholic beverages from 11 am – 6 pm.
  • Also available to students living on campus from 6 pm – 9 pm on a pre-booking only basis via Maggie’s Facebook page. Proof of residence will be required.
  • From 11 am – 9 pm daily, we will be offering a full shop including essentials, treats and off-license options, takeaway options and delivery service.
  • Online and contactless ordering is available via the Round App - look for Maggie’s Shop on the App. Details of how to do this will be available on Maggie’s Facebook page.

Maggie's 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 around COVID-19.

You can now download our new 'Round' App to pre-book your table, order from your table and pay your bill!

Get the App on Apple devices

Get the App on Google play store

Eating in? 
Download Round, order to your table, enjoy 

Take away? 
Download Round, order to collect, pick up, enjoy 

Delivery across Campus?
Download Round, order to table 100, put your address or room number into the requests box (this is extremely important for us to know where we're going!!), delivery, enjoy 

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

Maggie's opening hours (4th September - December)

Monday to Sunday 11am - 10pm

University Retail Facilities

We have small retail outlets in both our 1875 servery area and in Maggie's.  

There is a wide variety of household items along with confectionery and stationary.

If there is something you would like to see us stock in our retail spaces, please do just let us know by emailing our Catering Manager Julie Smith: jsmith3@qmu.ac.uk 

1875 Restaurant

1875 is located in the main academic building offering a breakfast & lunch service.  

  • Open as normal:  8.30 am – 3 pm

Monday to Friday:
 - Breakfast 08:30 – 10:45
 - Lunch 11:30 – 15:00



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 1875 and next to the lifts closest to the University entrance
Level 2 (hot beverages & confectionery) outside Lecture Theatre 2156
Level 3 (cold drinks & confectionery) outside the Halle Lecture Theatre

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday 8:00-17:00

*Outwith these hours accessible 24/7 with valid Student/Staff card only

Please note:  all vending machines accept Smartcards payments only

Hospitality Service (Meetings)

There is no Hospitality Service running due to COVID-19.  We hope to have this service up & running again soon.


Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

  • All our catering outlets 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
  • Vending machines are located in 1875, 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


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 Mini Shops


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

Thank you for Your Feedback.


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