Currently there are signs in the university spaces (Brindley Food Court, Business Lounge, Science Centre) stating not to consume takeaway food on the premises, however it seems there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to consuming homemade food. Some students have been asked to not bring their own food while others (such as myself) have consumed homemade food in these areas previously without issue.
The university either needs to clarify on this rule, or allow the consumption of homemade food in these areas. Not every student is willing or able to spend £3+ on a sandwich when they could make their own/use left-overs which would be otherwise thrown away.
Whilst there are also Union spaces available such as Verve and Ember, for some people it is more convenient to remain in places such as the Science Centre and Ashley when there are lectures and seminars in the same building.