Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a while but here's what's been happening:
1) I wrote a letter to HAS about the lack of veg*n food around campus and here's what they said:
I am very concerned that you had to write with regards to the lack of
Vegan products in our units. I can assure you that the central kitchen
does produce a range of special dietary food for the units to hold in
stock (frozen) (please see attached) and use upon request. This has been
available since last November
I have e-mailed the unit managers to immediately display information on
these and order these products as should have been done. Hopefully then
we will satisfy your needs
Many thanks for your comments. I look after some of the units on
campus, I will however pass your comments onto other Line Managers.
All units on campus offer a vegetarian alternative this includes all of
the retail coffee shops that we have on campus.
We also appreciate that there is a growing number of customers with
Vegan dietary requirments and also Gluten Free diets therefore Mark
Hougton our Executive Chef has devised an individual set of menu's that
are available at the following units on campus upon request. All
catering outlets will have these items in stock and have notices
displayed in the area's informing customers. However these meals will
involve a slight delay whilst your meal is being prepared.
Guild of Students
Rendezvous Cafe, Selly Oak Campus
Halal Food is also available daily at Chicken Joes at the Food Court at
The Guild of Students. Mark is currently working on a set of menu's
along the same lines as the vegan dishes. This will soon be available
and again All units will have them in stock and notices will be
displayed to inform all customers.
If you have any further comments or queries please do not hesitate to
The file can be found here
2) We also have a few events coming up which more information can be found here. Next saturday will be a trip to the Veggie Roadshow in Solihull so come along to that.
3) I received an e-mail from someone called Steven Heywood who is wanting to start up a Young Green Party.
Here's what he had to say:
What I wanted to talk about was the potential founding of a Young Green
Party for the University. We currently have nine people who have
expressed some interest in this scheme, and hopefully we'll be having
some kind of meeting within the next week to try and get things started.
It seemed like a sensible assumption that people from Veg-Soc might
have voted Green in the past and might now be interested in getting
involved to whatever extent. So, if Femma (or anyone else who knows the
contact details for Veg-Soc) could circulate this to anyone who might
be interested and ask them to email me, it would be much appreciated.
That's all folks, hope you have a nice weekend.