UHI Moray launches student breakfast club

UHI Moray has received a donation from local company Gordon and McPhail to provide free breakfast for students starting on Monday 23rd January.

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Elaine and Melissa from The Bearded Chef with our Principal David

Students attending both the Moray Street and Linkwood Technology Centre campuses will benefit from a hot drink and choice of toast/bread with butter and jam or cereal or a cereal bar every morning.

The current cost of living crisis has had a significant detrimental effect on our students with many missing breakfast and having to cut back on essential food. This has a knock on affect on their ability to study as well as their overall health and wellbeing.

A recent survey has shown that 96% of UK students are cutting back on spending, and almost a third face significant hardship. 1 in 7 young people attend school or college without having breakfast, mainly because they cannot afford it.

David Patterson, Principal and Chief Executive, said:

"In these very challenging times, everyone at UHI Moray has been looking for ways to give our students additional support. I'm really delighted to have received this generous offer from Gordon & MacPhail which means we can now provide our students here with a free breakfast at the start of the day throughout the winter months. This is another great example of our business community in Moray supporting the next generation."

It is expected that this generous donation will allow UHI Moray to provide free breakfast for the next 3 months.

Students can collect Breakfast Club vouchers from the Bearded Chef staff at our Refectories or the classrooms at the Biblical Garden and use them between 8.30am and 11am.