First Fairtrade outlet opens at University

The University of Wolverhampton has opened its first Fairtrade food outlet, at the Walsall Campus.
 
The new GOeat World will sell Fairtrade coffee, tea and orange juice, as well as a selection of other products including Fairtrade muffins, flapjacks and fruit.Image of people in the first fairtrade outlet at University in Jan 2008
 
The University currently sells Fairtrade products at all of its campuses, but this is the first to only sell Fairtrade tea and coffee.
 
The opening of the coffee bar in the new teaching building was performed by Dr Barbara Gwinnett, Dean of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, who is the University’s representative on the Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership.
 
She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be opening this Fairtrade café. The University has made tremendous strides in supporting Fairtrade over the past four years. In 2008 the University is applying for independent Fairtrade status and food outlets such as this enhance our application.”
 
Susan Warrender, Catering Operations Manager, said: “There will only be Fairtrade tea and coffee in the new outlet, but it will be the same price as standard coffee. There will be other products for sale, but we want to support Fairtrade products and get people thinking about Fairtrade.”
 
The outlet is also a social learning space with IT facilities, and features clocks giving the time in the United Kingdom, Bolivia, St Vincent, Ethiopia and India to highlight the countries where Fairtrade produce is sourced.

Further information

Picture: Dr Barbara Gwinnett, Dean of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, and University of Wolverhampton Deputy Vice Chancellor Geoff Hurd at the opening of the Fairtrade coffee bar at Walsall.
 
For more information, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
 
The University of Wolverhampton has opened its first Fairtrade food outlet, at the Walsall Campus.
 
The new GOeat World will sell Fairtrade coffee, tea and orange juice, as well as a selection of other products including Fairtrade muffins, flapjacks and fruit.
 
The University currently sells Fairtrade products at all of its campuses, but this is the first to only sell Fairtrade tea and coffee.
 
The opening of the coffee bar in the new teaching building was performed by Dr Barbara Gwinnett, Dean of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, who is the University’s representative on the Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership.
 
She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be opening this Fairtrade café. The University has made tremendous strides in supporting Fairtrade over the past four years. In 2008 the University is applying for independent Fairtrade status and food outlets such as this enhance our application.”
 
Susan Warrender, Catering Operations Manager, said: “There will only be Fairtrade tea and coffee in the new outlet, but it will be the same price as standard coffee. There will be other products for sale, but we want to support Fairtrade products and get people thinking about Fairtrade.”
 
The outlet is also a social learning space with IT facilities, and features clocks giving the time in the United Kingdom, Bolivia, St Vincent, Ethiopia and India to highlight the countries where Fairtrade produce is sourced.

Further information

Picture: Dr Barbara Gwinnett, Dean of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, and University of Wolverhampton Deputy Vice Chancellor Geoff Hurd at the opening of the Fairtrade coffee bar at Walsall.
 
For more information, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
 

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