Catered Residences

Students on catered packages automatically receive an 'Aber Card' credited with enough value for at least one meal per day. The Aber Card can then be used to buy meals from any of our catering outlets.

The system is intended to allow students the flexibility of where and when to eat while also making it easier to budget for living costs.

Residents are able to top-up their Aber Cards beyond the sums included in the Accommodation Fee if they so wish.

Catered residences - your questions answered...

  • How do I benefit?
  • How does money go on the Card?
  • When can I use my Card?
  • What if I run out of credit?
  • What happens to my remaining money at the end of term?
  • What happens at the end of the year?
  • What happens to my remaining money at the end of term?
  • What happens if I withdraw from catered accommodation during the year?
  • What do I do if my card is lost or stolen?
  • Top tips...

    • Check your balance regularly to help you budget and plan your spending if required, ask for a receipt.
    • Avoid purchasing large top-ups if you are about to leave - we do not make refunds.  
    • Remember that your inclusive allowance will not carry forward past the end of the year. 
    • The Aber card gives you access to a range of facilities and services, so please keep it safe.

    Full details of how the card works and how it can be topped-up are available in the Hospitality Aber Card section.