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University supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2022


Person holding a mug with the Fairtrade logo on

The University of Bradford is committed to supporting, promoting and working in line with Fairtrade guidelines for universities. This involves selling Fairtrade products such as food and drink in retail and catering outlets, campaigning for Fairtrade, and producing an annual Fairtrade report.

We also have a Fairtrade action plan and a working group charged with increasing our Fairtrade activities.

Events taking place during Fairtrade Fortnight include:-

  • 21 February: stall in Atrium to promote Fairtrade Fortnight, free tea and coffee, information on our Fairtrade ranges on campus, and encouraging people to take a survey
  • 23/24 February: Competition – tag EatDrinkShop in a photo of one of our Fairtrade items on Facebook and Instagram, the most likes wins
  • 27 February: encouraging staff and students to attend the Big Brew event at Bradford Cathedral
  • 28 February: discussion on Trade Justice and Climate Change

There will also be various promotions/offers run in shops and catering throughout the fortnight. We will also be putting our Fairtrade bananas and sugar to great use on Pancake Day!

For the whole fortnight, buy a reusable cup for £2.50 and get free Starbucks Coffee in the Student Central shop.

We have introduced a range of Fairtrade/sustainable and ethically sourced clothing into the shops. During the last 12 months we have sold more of these items than the standard range of clothing.

Stuart McKinnon-Evans: Project Board Sponsor, Sustainable Development Programme, says: "As a University and as individual consumers, we have the power to make our world a better, more ethical and sustainable place.

"By making the right buying choices, we have the power to tackle many of the world’s greatest challenges, from poverty and child labour to climate change."