Food and nightlife

There's plenty of places to grab a coffee and snack around campus including Café Cadman, the Pavilion Café and Costa. If you're craving a big breakfast or burger, head to the Ember Lounge or LRV. These also transform into buzzing bars come the evening, offering a fun yet safe place to socialise.


Ember Lounge

Open morning, noon, and night, you can duck in for a coffee between lectures, grab a bite at lunch, or get your evening started with a round of drinks. Two large projection screens and a packed calendar of events make Ember a must.


Just across campus from Ember is the Leek Road Venue (LRV). With a capacity of 1,550, it's the Student Union's biggest space. Gobble, which kicks off at 9pm each Wednesday, is the best attended night.


Connected to LRV is Verve. By day, it offers milkshakes, freshly made subs, and pizzas from an authentic pizza oven. By night, it serves as a chill-out area for LRV and is open until the early hours.

Brindley Food Court

Choose from a range of deli options, traditional hot food, or grab snacks on the go from our main food and drink venue located in the Brindley building on Leek Road.

The Coffee Lab

Located in our Science Centre on Leek Road, the Coffee Lab serves COSTA coffee, cold drinks, handmade cakes, hot and cold snacks, paninis, sandwiches, hot baked potatoes and much more.

Squeeze Box

Squeeze Box serves freshly prepared hot and cold food throughout the day as well as a selection of teas, coffees and smoothies.

Cafe Cadman

Tuck in to home baked cakes, sandwiches, paninis and grab a COSTA coffee at our newly opened cafe located in the Cadman Library on College Road.

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