Did you now both Nottingham universities are Fairtrade uni’s? Both the uni of and Nottingham Trent universities hold the Fairtrade University Award. The Fairtrade university award recognises those institutions that have embedded ethical and sustainability practices throughout the university.

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

The last week of February and the first week of March each year is Fairtrade Fortnight. Two weeks for the UK to come together and highlight the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks and even the cotton to make our clothes. Head over to the Host blog where, in 2020, we wrote all about the who, what and where of Fairtrade.

What are Nottingham’s universities doing for Fairtrade fortnight?

At Nottingham Trent, the university are again celebrating their commitment to the Fairtrade Foundation with a series of online events to raise awareness for Fairtrade and the importance of paying a fair price for goods and services.

Events include a range of workshops and virtual festivals and creative exhibitions. The university also has a Fairtrade survey which if you enter before the 7th March you’ll be entered into their prize draw.

Find out all about it here.

Meanwhile, the University of Nottingham is celebrating its 17th anniversary of being Fairtrade accredited. And for 2021 the University is holding a wider sustainability action week during the first week of March, that raises awareness about the environmental and social issues for sustainable living and make a positive change. Full details of the week can be found here.

How well do you know chocolate?

If you love chocolate as much as we do then this is a quiz from the Fairtrade Foundation that may just make you stop and think a little before you eat that next piece.

Take the Quiz.

What are you doing for Fairtrade Fortnight? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Looking for a student room in Nottingham? Our rooms are now available to book online for September 2021.