It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2012!

The University is inviting all its staff and students to come and help it celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

The University has held its Fairtrade University status since January 2011 which means that it does and will continue to buy and support Fairtrade products and initiatives.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

Fairtrade Fortnight, 27th-11th March will see a number of activities and events being held thought out the University campus. If you see us out and about feel free to come and find out more or visit our website

27th February- Fairtrade Lecture and Tea Party (this is an hour long introduction lecture 12.30-1.30 in Mary Seacole. This is a free event however places are limited. If you want to come along and learn more please email

29th February- Fair Trade Quiz, part of the Global Café at the International Life Centre. There will be Fairtrade prizes and the winner will win £10 Co-Op voucher.

1st March – Sew Good Workshop, International Life Centre, 11-3pm (for more information visit

1st March– Student Life is holding a Fairtrade Raffle in Allerton Building, 12-2pm.

2nd March– Student Life is holding a Fairtrade Raffle in Maxwell Building, 12-2pm.

6th March- Ethical Fashion Fair, Allerton Building, 12-3pm (for more information or to hold a stall

6th March- Fairtrade Feast, International Life Centre, 12-2pm.

7th March– Students Union will be holding a Fairtrade Tea Party (time and place to be confirmed)

8th March- Health and Wellbeing Expo, Leisure Centre, 11-3pm. Come along and pedal to make Fairtrade Smoothies.

Also look out for Fairtrade cocktails in Bar Yours, Fairtrade meals and promotions in all the cafes and shops.

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