Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2016!

We’ve got a range of activities for you to get involved with! Working with the University Chaplaincy Service and Quad Catering, check out what the University is doing to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and its Fairtrade University status.


Join us on Tuesday 1st of March in the Minerva Building Atrium from 10am till 2pm for competitions, games, wine and chocolate brownie tasting and much more!

The University, which was awarded Fairtrade University Status in 2015, will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight alongside the University Chaplaincy with a host of games, foodie treats and giveaways.

Quad Catering will serve pancakes with Fairtrade fillings, including Fairtrade bananas donated by the Sainsbury Local on Carholme Road, while Divine Chocolate, which is also co-owned by a co-operative of 80,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana, will be giving away samples to passers-by. The event will take place between 10am and 2pm on the 1st of the Minerva Building at the Brayford Pool campus!

This year’s theme for Fairtrade Fortnight is ‘Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers’, and encourages consumers to choose products which have been ethically created to ensure farmers can put food on their own tables.


Share a picture of your Fairtrade breakfast and you could win a 100g bar of Divine Chocolate! Tweet it using #UoLFairBreakfast.

Stuck for ideas? Why not put Fairtrade bananas on your Weetabix, or make a Fairtrade chocolate filled pancake.

Take a a selfie with the banana map to be in with a chance of winning a University KeepCup! #UoLBananaman.