The GeniUS Card is also our catering cash card. Students living in catered accommodation automatically receive a GeniUS Card with a weekly catering contribution of £51.45 (previously £49.70). The allowance is added to the card every Sunday during term time (31 weeks in total) and if you don’t spend the weekly allowance during the week, there’s no need to panic – the cash left on the card will roll over.
The GeniUS Card can be used in any of our venues across campus and in the residences, and you choose how to spend the contribution – on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or drinks. You’ll receive 5 reward points for every extra £1 you spend on top of your weekly allowance, so if you end up spending more you’ll be getting something back. And with each point worth a penny, you’ll soon save up enough points for a treat.
The £49.70 contribution has been designed to cover an average of two meals a day and it’s entirely up to you how you decide to spend it.
How GeniUS works for you;
1. Register your card You can start to use your catering allowance on your GeniUS Card from Sunday 21st September, once you have logged into your account and added your card number. A username and password have been provided with your card. You can use your account to check your balance and you, or your parents, can top it up here too!
2. Your weekly allowance Every Sunday for the 31 term time weeks of your accommodation contract (excludes Christmas and Easter vacations) your £51.45 will automatically be credited to your account. You can use this in any of our hustle & bUStle outlets, if you don’t spend it all, don’t worry as you won’t lose it, the value will stay on your account and roll over to the next week.
3. Add cash If you want to add extra cash to your card, you or your parents and friends can top it up at any time online by clicking the ‘top up’ button below.
4. Collect points for every £1 you spend Each point is worth 1p.