Staff and students will be sampling an array of tasty
treats as part of Fairtrade Fortnight at the University of
People will be encouraged to take part in the Big Swap to see if
they can spot the difference between a regular cuppa and Fairtrade
tea from Monday, 22 February 2010.
The University has had official Fairtrade status since 2008 and
will be running a number of activities during the fortnight.
Alexandra Chilvers, from Cadbury, will give a presentation about
the chocolate firm’s Fairtrade journey on Thursday, 4 March 2010.
The lecture at 1pm in MC001 will focus on what inspired Cadbury to
work with Fairtrade and the consumer response to Dairy Milk gaining
This will be followed by a talk by Dan Morey, Commercial
Development Officer at the Fairtrade Foundation. No booking is
required for these presentations, but there is limited space
Other events include a five-a-side football festival, with staff
pitting themselves against students on the pitch at the Walsall
Campus on Monday, 22 February and at City Campus on Thursday, 4
Visitors to the University’s Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 24 February
will be able to sample Fairtrade tea while discussing their study
options from 11am until 2pm in the Students’ Union lounge. There
will also be Fairtrade products on offer at the University’s
Open Day on Saturday, 6 March at City
Dean of Students Jon Elsmore, who is Joint Chair of the
University’s Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “The University was
recently re-recognised as a Fairtrade University and received a
glowing report from the Fairtrade Foundation for our work in the
last year. This year we want to go further and do more."
There will also be Traidcraft stalls selling Fairtrade food and
gifts at the Walsall and Wolverhampton Campuses.
The University of Wolverhampton was granted Fairtrade status in
June 2008 and Fairtrade products are sold in all University outlets
across its campuses. The University is also a member of the
Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership.
For more information about Fairtrade Fortnight events, visit
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Wednesday, 17 February 2010
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