Student Meals

Student Meals

Everyone needs to eat, right?

People are passionate about food. It brings friends and family together and, well, it keeps you alive

Unfortunately, healthy food may be a bit hard to come by during your time at university.

There are many possible reasons for this. For example, you could be strapped for cash, too busy with exams to even think about cooking or stuck on campus late studying. You also may not know how to cook a nutritious meal, nor have access to the right cooking equipment.

Despite what many uni students may tell you, surviving off two-minute noodles is not a rite of passage, nor is it healthy.

A large number of university students find it difficult to source food.

That’s why we have the ANUSA Student Meals program, so that all students have access to regular, healthy and nutritious meals.


The Brian Kenyon Student Space offers a free breakfast throughout teaching periods.

To grab free brekky just rock up to the BKSS Monday – Friday, 8am – 10am, during semester. The BKSS is located in Melville Hall (Building 12, Ellery Crescent) near Commonwealth Bank and the Pop-Up Village. 

The BKSS also offers free tea and instant coffee throughout the day, as well as access to cheap snacks, $1 Nespresso coffee, a microwave and hot water. Plus it’s warm, which is a must for Canberra winter.


ANU has introduced lunches to our Student Meals Program for undergraduate students. To access a free (vegan-friendly) lunch, just grab a voucher from the ANUSA office. No application is required.


Universal Lunch Hour

Each Thursday, throughout teaching periods, different Clubs and Societies run Universal Lunch Hour.

It’s on 12.30 – 1.30pm in Union Court. The food varies each week but it usually takes the form of a BBQ with meat-eater and vegetarian options.

To access just follow your nose to the BBQ and jump in line.


ANUSA also offers dinners for students experiencing difficulty getting their hands on healthy meals. These meals are generously donated by our friends at the ANU Union.

To access them, just grab a voucher from an ANUSA or PARSA Student Assistance Officer (like the lunch meals). Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

The Take Away

There’s no reason to survive on instant noodles and plain rice. If you’re finding it difficult to maintain a healthy diet, know that you’re not alone. ANUSA is here to help you, so please take advantage of it.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444