Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is proud to offer a comprehensive range of seasonal, local and ethically sourced meals across our main catering outlets.  We have 11 Taste outlets, three of which, Dine Arkwright, Dine Brackenhurst and The Refectory at Clifton, have been awarded the Soil Association's Silver Food for Life Standard for hot meals prepared on-site. This means we only use free-range eggs, quality-assured meat, organic milk, and much more in our dishes. In 2017/18, the Catering team sold over £460,000 worth of Food for Life accredited meals to students and staff!

Our Catering team takes sustainability very seriously. In all outlets, they offer free tap water to all customers, recycle all food waste and cooking oil, and use environmentally friendly takeaway packaging wherever possible. The Catering team also donate unsold and in-date sandwiches to local charity Tracy’s Street Kitchen, which distributes them to homeless people in Nottingham.

Find out more about the Catering team's great work.

Foodshare Allotment

Now into its fifth year, the Foodshare Allotment is a food-growing project open to all students and staff every Wednesday afternoon during term time. As a volunteer, you will learn how to grow pesticide-free fruit and vegetables and gain some great skills while getting some fresh air. All volunteers get a share of the produce grown, and the rest is donated to local charities and community cafes. 

The Foodshare Allotment can be found on our Clifton Campus, next to the Peverell hall of residence. It is a joint project run by the Sustainable Development Team, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union, and UPP. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with our student placement Livvy.

Love Local Nottingham

We've compiled an alternative map of Nottingham – full of independent cafes, cycling facilities, ethical businesses, and things to do in the great outdoors.

The map is viewable on Google Maps. Please note that Internet Explorer 9 or higher (or an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox) is required to view the map.


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Chef picking vegetables at Foodshare allotment