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Isolating university students complain of poor-quality food packages

Students stuck in halls in lockdown across the UK have complained about the low-quality food provided to them by their universities, some charged hundred of pounds for meal packages that include baked beans and instant noodles.  

With outbreaks of Covid-19 at more that 90 universities, students have said that they are struggling to feed themselves due to a lack of supermarket delivery slots, limited kitchen facilities and lack of space to stockpile food for their two weeks of isolation. 

Many have responded to universities’ patchy support by posting photos of their unpalatable emergency food packs on social media. They have complained they have no option but to pay high prices to their university for low-quality food, some of which takes days to arrive. 

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