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Fairtrade status for University and Students’ Union renewed

15 Aug 2014

The Fairtrade Foundation has awarded continued Fairtrade status to the University and Student' Union after reviewing supporting evidence provided by the Hospitality and Events Team in Estates and Facilities

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The Fairtrade Foundation was pleased to see that the University is increasing the diversity of its Fairtrade food and selling Fairtrade food and beverages in very large quantities both in our campus cafes and catered halls.

They were also pleased that over the year such a large number of Fairtrade events have been organised across the University involving staff and students.

The organisation of events has been supported by the formation of a Fairtrade Steering Group made up of representatives from Catering, the Students’ Union, students and staff. The Steering Group meets twice a year and welcomes new members.

If you are interested in joining the Fairtrade Steering Group, please email:

Initiatives for this coming academic year include the introduction of a Farmers' Market at the University, where a stall will be provided for Manchester Veg People. This local organic farming co-operative works very closely with University Catering, who purchase a large amount of their production.