Fairtrade on campus

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

The University is committed to supporting, using and promoting Fairtrade within the retail and catering outlets on campus and works towards a number of goals set by the Fairtrade Foundation. These goals include selling Fairtrade products such as food and cotton items on campus, as well as serving Fairtrade food and drinks at campus events.

The University Fairtrade Policy provides more information.

We're proud to be supporting the work of the Fairtrade Foundation and bringing some exciting and delicious products to our customers.

To highlight and celebrate the cause, each year the university Catering and Retail Team celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in the spring, with events, promotions and competitions. In 2019 our activities included:

  • A Fairtrade regular hot drink and Fairtrade banana loaf cake deal
  • Celebrating and highlighting the Fairtrade products sold on campus
  • Events, competitions and £1 coffee voucher giveaways
  • Wealso hosted two special guests from the Fairtrade Windward Islands Farmers Association, who spoke to our students and staff about their farms and the work of the foundation.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details about our involvement in Fairtrade and Fairtrade Fortnight in early 2020.