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On-campus provision and catering has become a very important part of campus life for both staff and students. The aim of this study was to investigate the views of staff and students to on-campus catering in a large third level educational institution. There was a response rate of 68% from all categories of staff and a response rate of 4.86% from students.

A comprehensive investigation of existing trends in the food and beverage sector in general and on-campus is provided in this study analyses in a literature review.

The results of the surveys concur with the secondary research of on-campus catering in the UK. The findings of this research have implications for a number of stakeholders; however, the greatest impact will be on the providers of catering provision on-campus in order to meet the needs of respondents. The results show that there is a need to provide good quality catering at a value price on-campus.