The University has come under heavy criticism after it was revealed that some products had been “strategically” marked up in price in the Roger Kirk Centre.
One cup of tea bought in the Deli Bar costs 75p. But walk a little further into the main dining area and it costs just 55p.
The price inconsistency has existed since the new amenities building opened to students in October.
The pricing troubles have been dismissed by the University as “petty”. But an irrate Goodricke student, who on average has bought a cup of tea a day at the “inflated” price of 75p, is now demanding to be refunded to the tune of £20.
Despite the triviality of the price, the blunder has dramatic implications for the University. If the student is successful in retriving what he claims is money obtained “by deception”, the green light will be given for any student to make a similar claim.
Business Development Manager, Rena Quarton, refused to explain the discrepancy.