Thursday, 15 March 2012

Fair-trade Fortnight 2012

An exciting programmed of University actions for the annual Fair-trade Fortnight has been arranged to celebrate fair-trade and best part how it benefits some of the most disadvantaged people in the world.

The University and Fair trade
We are very pompous that, in 2004, our Students’ Association (EUSA) drove the initiative for the University to become the first accredited Fair-trade University in Scotland, and the second in the UK.

As well as ensure that only Fair Trade tea and coffee is serve in the University and last the Malawi Rice plan, students and staff support many other projects. We have made huge strides through our Global Academies in addressing major challenges such as fitness, food security, education, the environment, society and sustainable development.

We have a new Fair Trade academic network as well as a Business School-led corporate responsibility and governance network so that academic can support and cheer research in this field. Students visit schools to set up pupils to many of the issues nearby Fair-trade, and staff give to policymaking forums in Scotland and beyond.