University goes bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight


The University has extra events planned to mark its first year recognised as an official Fairtrade University.

Special guests will be visiting City and Walsall campuses to talk about their involvement with Fairtrade. Among the speakers are Bernard Ranaweera, President of the Sri Lanka Small Organic Farmers Association, and Peter Westall, Head of Business Development for the Mid-Counties cooperative.

There will be Fairtrade stalls and a tea and coffee taste test and students have created posters to raise awareness of Fairtrade.

The Students’ Union will be coordinating the University’s support for the national world record breaking attempt to ‘Go Bananas for Fairtrade’.

Thousands of people will be eating a Fairtrade banana between noon on Friday March 6 and noon on March 7 in a bid to create a new world record for the largest number of Fairtrade bananas eaten in a 24-hour period.

For more information see

Further information

The University of Wolverhampton officially became a Fairtrade University in 2008.


Fairtrade products are sold at all its catering outlets.


 For more information please contact Emma Kilvert in the Press Office on 01902 322003.


Share this release