Wrexham Glyndwr University is upgrading its catering facilities in a £200,000 makeover that will see huge improvements to its Scholars Rest and Fellows Café. From new and improved serving areas to a better kitchen and even menu and cafe name changes, this year’s freshers will be arriving to a very modern uni canteen, bar and cafe area.
The works are being carried out as part of a campus-wide project called Campuses 2025, which will see improvements to student accommodation and IT services in addition to teaching, leaning and research areas. According to the 2017 Wales University Ranking and League Table, Glyndwr is the sixth-best university in Wales. The university has an excellent post-study employment rate and an impressive 85 per cent approval rating from its students.Wrexham Glyndwr is home to around 6,000 undergraduates.
Menu and name changes
The new facilities will mean an upheaval of the menu, with a daily selection of home comforts and a changing daily line of themed food, such as summer BBQs, American diner food and Mexican cuisine. There will also be a new range of salads and sandwiches, a deli bar, and Costa coffee will be available in the cafe from October alongside ‘coffee shop fayre’ such as paninis, cookies and pastries. Currently called Scholars Rest and Fellows Café, the canteen and bar areas will be getting new names when they open for Freshers Week in September.
A more modern kitchen
Both the kitchen and the serving area will benefit from the upgrade. The kitchen will have new cooking facilities installed, such as better ovens and perhaps commercial microwave ovens from suppliers such as https://www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/catering-appliances/commercial-ovens-and-ranges/commercial-microwave-ovens, which are ideal for cooking on a commercial scale. Modern kitchen refits also tend to mean better fridge freezers, better-organised storage and preparation areas, and sometimes cutting-edge cooking facilities such as bain-maries.
It is not only the kitchen but also the serving areas and seating areas that are being revamped. Second- and third-year students can expect to return to university to see a whole new look to their bar and canteen.
Work cannot start in full until the beginning of September, when the summer school students leave. There is then just one month to complete the works before the freshers descend on the university at the start of term.