The University and USSU were recognized for committing to source and promote Fairtrade products
Small-scale producers often cannot compete with large, subsidized companies who can afford to sell commodities at much lower prices. Fairtrade ensures workers and farmers in developing countries are paid sustainable prices which are never lower than the market price, sets environmental standards, and requires companies to pay an additional Fairtrade Premium. The workers’ communities are empowered to invest this in the business or community project of their choice.
The accreditation asks specifically for partnerships between universities and students' unions, and is awarded on 5 goals;
The policy statement and University's achievements will be reviewed annually and reported on to the Fairtrade Foundation. There is also a commitment to make Fairtrade Foundation materials available, particularly in catering and retail outlets, and to run events during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Look out for campaigning & events run during Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th Feb - 10th March 2019.
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Fri 19 Jul 2019
Clearing is open. There are still places, plus an Oculus Virtual Reality headset to be won.
Thu 18 Jul 2019
Pilot project led by your 2018/2019 Undergraduate Officer, Ella Asheri, is a huge success with students and academics.
Mon 15 Jul 2019
We have hired 231 student staff over the past year, in line with our pledge to make your employability a top priority.
Thu 27 Jun 2019
After three days of cleaning and sorting, we have organised the 200+ crates of items left in halls of residences over the move out weekend, donated some to charity, and kept some for our September Free Shop.
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Natasha Mansley, our Role Models Project Coordinator, has been awarded the Better World award at the University's Education Awards.
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