The University of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln Students’ Union are committed to promoting Fairtrade products to students and staff.
The University of Lincoln has been recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation for its work on promoting Fairtrade products to staff and students. Over the last few years the University has worked had to promote the issues around Fairtrade to the University.
The University has successfully met the five goals required to qualify as a Fairtrade University. The five goals are:
– Passing a Fairtrade policy statement
– Getting Fairtrade products on campus
– Using Fairtrade Products at meetings
– Organising Fairtrade campaigns
– Setting up a Fairtrade Steering Group.
Fairtrade products are made available through the University’s catering outlets, the University Shop, Hospitality and vending machines. In addition, the University of Lincoln branded clothing on sale in the University Shop is made from Fairtrade cotton.
There is an ongoing programme of events to promote the sale of Fairtrade products at the University. The University participates in the annual Fairtrade Fortnight and has held a variety of promotional events. Click each document below find out about past activities held for Fairtrade Fortnight at the University.
The University has a Fairtrade Steering Group, which meets regularly to develop events, review the Fairtrade Policy and report on the sale of Fairtrade products.
The University is also a key member of the Lincoln Fairtrade City Group, which has achieved Fairtrade City Status for Lincoln.
We recently asked our staff and students why they thought Fairtrade was important. This is what they’ve said: