Deadline for applications is 9am Friday 24th of February 2023.
We are asking for more than 3 proposals and will notify any that are be considered further as soon as possible. 
If you have any questions about the project, please email:

Student Space Opportunity

Student Space Opportunity


Requirement:                         Student Space Opportunity

Project Title:                           James Hehir Building

Issue Date:                              18th May 2023


Expressions of Interest are invited from organisations interested in providing flexible, tailored catering services and provision to the University of Suffolk community of students, staff and visitors, with potential to broaden this to the wider local community.

The services should be delivered through a new or existing social enterprise entity, which will work in partnership with the University and the Students’ Union to develop and provide direction for the provision.

You should consider:

  • The financial sustainability of the business model proposed.
  • The degree to which the vision and ethos of the proposal complements the University and the Students’ Union’s own missions and values.
  • The degree to which the proposal will support the broader interests of the University community, especially the student experience.
  • The degree that students are envisaged be involved in the social enterprise, for example, through employment or other engagement opportunities.
  • The proposals for the use of surpluses generated from the operations, for example, for reinvestment in the facilities, supporting student life at the University, etc.
  • The experience and competence demonstrated by interested parties in running social enterprise business models.


Client Contact Details (Reporting to):

Jacob Love
Head of Operations
University of Suffolk Students Union
Subject: JMB Expression of Interest


Please return your ideas/concept and any supporting documents/application to by 9am Wednesday 31st of May 2023.

If you have any questions about the project, please email: