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University of Portsmouth Campus Guide

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Wanting to find the best food on campus? Look no further! Here’s a breakdown of the best places for food and drink at your uni!

3rd Space – Student Centre PO1 2EF
On the first floor of the Student Centre, the new 3rd Space for students has room for working, eating and relaxing.
our new catering facility offers a wide range of drinks & snacks
Opening hours
10:00 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 15.00 Friday

901 – Anglesea Building PO1 3DJ
This coffee shop is found off Anglesea, in the internet cafe.
Come and visit our convenient “grab & go” facility offering a
variety of drinks, sandwiches’ and cakes.
Opening hours
9:00 – 15:00 Monday – Friday

Eldon Building Art Cafe PO1 2DJ
Come and try some of the delicious choices from our extensive new
menu, including breakfast rolls, panninis, jacket potatoes and our new
salad bar.
Opening hours
09:00 – 15:00 Monday – Thursday
09:00 – 14:30 Friday
Park Building Coffee Shop PO1 2DZ
The catering team are situated in the student common room in the
basement of this building. We now serve a much improved menu,
offering a range of hot and cold snacks to order.
Opening hours
08:30 – 15:30 Monday – Tuesday – Thursday
08:30 – 14:30 Wednesday – Friday
Cafe Coco,Gun House, The Student Centre PO1 2EF
Looking for a place to relax or just a different atmosphere? Café Coco
is an excellent choice. Offering a range of quality snacks, premium
Fairtrade hot and cold drinks. With large tables, friendly
wireless access and much more. It’s an ideal place to meet up with
friends, relax, collect your thoughts and get going again.
Opening hours
08:30 – 16:00 Monday – Thursday
08:30 – 15:00 Friday
Water Hole PO1 2EF
Located in the bar area of the Student Centre, Cambridge Road.
Offering a wide variety of hot or cold meals and snacks, the menu now
Includes a variety of Halal dishes. Choose from the menu and then relax with a drink from the bar while your food is freshly prepared for you to
enjoy. Regardless of your budget or needs you’ll find something to satisfy
you here. Join the breakfast club from 10:30 to 11:30.
Opening hours
10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast served 11:30 – 16.00 Main menu served
10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast served 11:30 – 15:00 Main menu served
St George’s Building Coffee Shop PO1 2HY
Our coffee shop can be found in the basement where the catering
are happy to serve you a variety of hot and cold snacks and
The Breadline baguett
es are freshly made daily on site.
Opening hours
10:00 – 14:00 Monday – Friday
Library Coffee Shop PO1 2ST
A bright and airy place for you to meet your friends, and enjoy a
variety of snacks and beverages.
Opening hours
09:30 – 19:00 Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 14:30 Friday
Portland Building Coffee Shop PO1 3AH
Come and enjoy our vast range of Breadline baguettes, freshly made
on campus daily. Along with a variety of hot pasties and pies, snacks,
beverages and Fairtrade coffee.
Opening hours
09:30 – 15:30 Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 15:00 Friday
Dennis Sciama Building – The Hub.PO1 3FX
Serving a large selection of hot & cold snacks and freshly ground
Fair trade coffee (the best you have tasted for a long time). If you
likeyour food hot, the Inferno Pizza is served from 11:00 till late, or
drop in for breakfast and choose from a wide range of morning goods
from 08:00 to 10:00.
The University Catering Department is committed to making your
dining experience as enjoyable as possible, it understands that people
have specific dietary requirements. Many of the meals meet halal and
Kosher standards; please ask if you are unsure. Fully qualified chefs
oversee the operation, so they know what’s in your food. Please feel free to
enquire, or inform the catering team of any food allergies you may
have.The catering team are always happy to help.

Opening hours
08:00 – 19:00 Monday – Thursday
08:00 – 16:00 Friday

OI! TUBBO!!!!…..a phrase you dont want to hear at Uni.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Well it’s all getting very exciting at the moment isn’t it?! In a couple of weeks you’re going to flee the nest (unless you’re at a boarding school and fled the nest when you were 8).  You’re probably a bit worried at the moment about courses, accommodation, whether or not you’ll be the floor weirdo who doesn’t make friends…the list is endless.

What you’re probably not worried about is something a lot more terrifying and unseen.  Little did I see the titanic sized iceberg I was heading into (and heading towards becoming) when my parents dropped me off on that sunny September morning in Leeds.

One problem which affects most freshers in their first year of university is piling on the pounds from high calorie foods, eating at irregular hours, gorging on takeaways after a night out and drinking like an Irish landlord on St. Patrick’s night.  Even the strongest willed will fall foul of these gastronomic sirens. I myself went to university a trim 12 stone 8, regularly going to the gym for two to three hours, achieving 40 pull ups and playing football like a younger more attractive Lionel Messi.

However, university food was all to tempting, breakfast was a full English, lunch was enough sandwiches to fill a Darby and Joan social, and dinner was random meat in random sauce with chips, chips and chips.  This would be followed by a couple of leftover sandwiches later in the evening and if my equally greedy roommate could tempt me, a dirty great pizza and 4 cans of cider.

Even if you’re not subject to hall food, the temptations of the tummy are still great.  I knew many people in self-catering who, rather than knocking themselves up a nifty little salad or bowl of pasta, would regularly frequent the local take-away and conjure up such disgusting foods such as Pot Noodle on toast. It’s also pretty probable that you’re not going to do that much exercise as the bus is much easier and you’re going to be knocking booze back at most social occasions.

Okay so here’s the deal, nearly everyone I knew must have piled on between 6 pounds to a stone, if not more. However, there is a solution! There is salvation! It took a doctor to diagnose me as ‘clinically obese’ for me to turn my life around. I walked out the surgery determined to shed my 16 stone of flab and return to the demi-god body I had before. I walked straight into a Subway and ordered a 12 inch TUNA mayo sub with low fat mayo….IT HAD BEGUN!

I’m now back to (after 2 years) a lean 12 and a half stone, I play football, the crippling pain in my left arm and taste of copper in my mouth has gone! Girls don’t throw up because I’m fat when I talk to them, they throw up for other reasons. There are ways to beat the bulge and I will share it with you ‘cos I am nice.

1. Just say no! When your mates want the second or third takeaway of the week you really have to show will power.  The average takeaway pizza has double your recommended calorie intake for the day, and such an overload will pile on the pounds in weeks.

2.Snack on healthy stuff – not just crisps, chocolate or my favorite, Pepperoni. Dried fruits such as prunes, apricots and goji berries are perfect, also rice cakes are getting tastier…  I used to (and still do) snack on gherkins.  Don’t be daft and deny yourself everything, you can still eat your faves, just not in excess.  Chili is good, ask for extra chili on your kebab, it will speed up your metabolism.

3. Watch the alcohol. Aside from killing brain cells (which you’ll need in second year) you will put on a ton of weight.  Beer, whine and alcopops are the worst, go for diet coke and vodka.

4. Soft drinks. It’s very easy to think you need energy drinks to get you through the day…you don’t…all they do is pile on the pounds and give you an artificial high.  Drink lots of water, it keeps you awake, it’s free, activates your brain and helps your metabolism….possibly.

5.EXERCISE…half an hour of walking a day is really good for you, it’s probably the least you should be doing a day and isn’t back-breaking.  I try and walk everywhere now, it saves money and helps shed the man boobs.  Another great way is to join a sports society.

6.Eat loads of fruit and veg. Snack on fruit – very tasty, cheap and low fat.  Instead of buying a sandwich at the union or the twelfth pack of Macoys that day, take a bit of fruit, saves pounds!

7. Have a balanced diet. Have a good breakfast which will keep you going through the day,have your main meal at lunch and try a lighter evening meal.

8. Don’t eat late at night – it’s harder to digest and your body wont burn it off.

9.Don’t give up! If you have a bad day, i.e you eat a ton of crab quiche….balance it with a good day, filled with lovely exercise! Vegetables! Ryvita! Water!

10.REMEMBER…your mate who lives next door who is toned and a good weight might have a higher metabolic rate than you, so don’t be sucked in to his debauched, over eating world…that’s what happened to me.