Lunchtime at SFU Surrey
Universities such as SFU can be quite costly. Students have to pay for their tuition, books, and other expenses like food and entertainment. Occupied with many daily tasks, students spend long hours studying after enduring in long lectures every day. This can be tiring for students – most are sleep deprived and hungry. On a limited budget, students have to save their money for their own needs such as satisfying their hunger. There is no better way than to begin studying without having a nice bite to eat. Luckily, students at SFU Surrey are able to take a quick lunch or snack time in the Surrey Central food court.
One parent with a soon-to-be SFU Surrey student questioned me while I was volunteering at the SFU Surrey Open House held a few weeks ago. She asked me, “Do the students get a discount at the [Surrey Central] food court downstairs?” This made me realize why SFU Surrey should have student discounts for food, especially at the food court.
Most students almost spend a whole day at school daily – many hardly have time to make their own lunch at home. So, students rely on the convenient Surrey Central food court, as it is the only ‘cafeteria’ in SFU Surrey. However, an average cost for hungry students spend an average of $30 per week on lunch.
With the amount of money students pay for school on top of their living expenses, the food court could help students save money from the amount of food students buy from the court.