Bookselling partnership with Blackwell’s
We are delighted to confirm that a pop-up bookshop operated by Blackwell's the UK’s largest academic bookseller, will again have a presence on campus for the start of the new academic year.
Final call for reading lists 2020– 2021
We know many colleagues have been in touch with Blackwell’s directly, but if you have not yet supplied your term 1 reading list there is still time, so please get in touch with Katie Chapman, Blackwell’s account manager, as soon as possible.
Supplying students on campus, at home, online
We are in very unique times this year and recognise that students will be learning in different ways. Blackwell’s can supply books to students on campus, those staying at home and for online courses. If you have any unique requirements for your course or wish to discuss the best options to supply books to your students please get in touch with Katie Chapman.
Blackwell’s pop-up bookshop will open in a new location this year in the SU South Building (between Barclays and Rootes Building) at the beginning of the academic year supplying students with all the books they need for term 1.
New coffee offer in NAIC Café
Working in partnership with Starbucks, Warwick Retail is delighted to announce that NAIC Café will be serving Starbucks ‘We Proudly Serve’ range of drinks from Tuesday 1 September.
The international coffee brand was successfully launched in Library Coffee Bar earlier in the year and is part of Retail’s plan to create distinct food and drink choices around campus through a balanced mix of University-managed cafes and restaurants and popular high street brands. Since 2019 a number of high street brands are operating at campus including Pret a Manger, Caffe Nero and Aroma.
Vicki Boyd, Head of Retail Service Operations, said: “Starbucks came out as students’ number one coffee brand in recent research carried out by the University, so we know that Starbucks is a brand that students are really passionate about. After the successful trial in Library Coffee Bar, we are really looking forward to launching Starbucks much loved coffee and frappuccino offer in NAIC Cafe.”
NAIC Café is currently open Monday – Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm serving takeout only. From September the café team are planning to provide hot food and open the café so that customers can eat in as well as looking at how to reintroduce bring your own reusable cup safely.
Come and visit NAIC Café and let our friendly, trained baristas serve your favourite Starbucks drink.
Warwick Retail is following all Governmental recommendations and working in partnership with the University of Warwick and Public Health England to monitor the global outbreak of Covid-19.
Support Green Week and get rewarded
Throughout Green Week, which runs from 2 - 8 March, bring your reusable cup to any of our cafes and get 25p off your hot drink and double loyalty stamps.
Don't have a reusable cup? You can buy one at any of our cafes for £3.00 and get a regular tea or filter coffee included in the price.
‘Hot and hearty’ offer moving
Since the beginning of January, NAIC Café has been serving simple, hot food every week day from 5 – 6.30pm.
The hot food offer has been well received by staff and students and in response to feedback about a central location, the offer will be moving to Rootes Grocery Store. From Monday 17 February the dishes will be available 4.30 – 6pm in the ‘hot eats’ section in store. Same great price at £3.00 per portion, same ‘home comfort favourites’ with a vegetarian and meat dish available every day.
New coffee offer in Library Coffee Bar
Following a new partnership between Warwick Retail and Starbucks, Library Coffee Bar will be serving the Starbucks ‘We Proudly Serve’ range of drinks from Monday 17 February.
The international coffee brand is part of a new retail plan to create a vibrant campus that provides a wide variety of food and drink choices through a balanced mix of University-managed cafes and restaurants and popular high street brands.
Vicki Boyd, Head of Retail Service Operations, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Starbucks to bring their much loved coffee and frappuccino offer to campus. This is the latest exciting development in our new retail offer, based on customer research, which aims to offer a broader choice for students and staff to eat and drink”.
Library Coffee Bar will now be open 7 days a week, 10.30am – 7pm. Don’t forget Café Library is also open 7 days a week serving hot food Monday – Friday and open at the weekend with a coffee shop offer.
Come and visit Library Coffee Bar soon and let our friendly baristas serve your favourite Starbucks drink.
Important information about Eating at Warwick and Charge Cards
We need to carry out essential online maintenance to the Eating at Warwick and Charge Card accounts on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January.
During this time there may be some limited functionality, so any money loaded to either account may not be available to spend until the work has been completed.
Our engineers will keep disruption to a minimum, but please have an alternative form of payment such as a credit or debit card when paying for your food and drink.
New ‘hot and hearty’ food offer
Staff and students have told us they want cheaper hot food on campus and as part of the University’s commitment to providing more choice and variety, Warwick Retail are pleased to announce a new hot food offer launching 6 January 2020.
NAIC Café will serve two hot food dishes (vegetarian and meat) every evening from 5.00 – 6.30pm. The dishes, at £3.00 each, will include ‘home comfort favourites’ such as chilli, lasagne and macaroni cheese and are available to eat in or take away.
To help reduce waste and create a more sustainable environment we are encouraging everyone to bring their own takeaway boxes or crockery.
Important changes to newspaper and online ordering
As part of a wider CCSG sustainability strategy, Rootes Grocery Store is launching a new online ordering and delivery service in January 2020 which will be more efficient, cost effective and sustainable. This is what you can expect:
- A new online form for food, drink and newspapers to replace email and phone orders. The online order form will enable us to fulfil orders more efficiently whilst helping to reduce congestion and pollution around campus. Deliveries will only be made between 10am – 12pm and 2 – 3pm. If there are any items you require that are not listed on the online form please visit Rootes Grocery Store.
- There will be a £5.00 delivery charge for every online order. You will be asked to pay the delivery charge in advance (either with a costcode or a department charge card) which is non-refundable. This will enable us to deliver a more sustainable service reducing vehicles on campus during rush hour and peak times.
We’re confident the new service will continue to offer you an easy and convenient shopping experience. Rootes Grocery Store is open seven days a week if you would prefer to pop in and buy your food, drink or newspapers.
High street brand Pret A Manger opening on campus
Warwick Retail is delighted to announce the opening of Pret A Manger in Rootes Building on Friday 18 October. The store is part of a new retail plan to create a vibrant campus that provides a wide variety of food and drink choices through a balanced mix of University-managed cafes and restaurants and popular high street brands.
Tony Howard, Director of Food and Retail Strategy, said: “The opening of Pret A Manger is the latest exciting development in our new retail strategy based on customer research which aims to offer a broader choice for students and staff, and encourage more people from the local community onto campus to eat, drink and shop.
“Pret A Manger is a well-known and hugely popular international brand, and its commitment to sustainability also makes it a great fit for the University, reflecting our own aim of making a positive difference to the environment.
“The fact that this is the first Pret A Manger in Coventry means that the University is bringing something new and fresh to the city as a whole.”
The store will open seven days a week and serve freshly prepared hot and cold food and organic coffee. The range includes sandwiches, salads and wraps as well as the new autumn menu which offers a wider choice of hot food including toasted focaccias, omelettes and an extensive soup menu (including vegan and vegetarian options). Pret’s sandwiches, salads and wraps are freshly-prepared each day, with any unsold food offered to charity.
To celebrate the store opening, Pret will be on central campus giving out 300 free coffee postcards as well as 50 £10 gift cards on the day, so get there quick to be in with a chance of picking up a freebie!
As Pret is an external outlet, please note that the Eating at Warwick and University Charge cards are not currently accepted at Pret. Catering for meetings will still be provided by Warwick Food & Drink, while any expenses for meetings (for which a charge card would be used) should be claimed via expenses.