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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from 26th February to 11th March and provides the opportunity for all University staff and students to find out more about Fairtrade and how they can support it. The University has been accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation since 2007.

This year's Environment Week will also be incorporated into the Fairtrade celebrations and details are now available. Why not take a look at the events and activities taking place and join in.

Big Fairtrade Bake

The key event of Durham University's Fairtrade Fortnight is our University-wide Big Fairtrade Bake. Staff and students were able to sign up to receive Fairtrade sugar and flour, kindly donated by Bidfoods, for the Big Fairtrade Bake competition. Results will be announced at the end of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Win Fairtrade Goodies

Staff and students who signed up to the Big Bake are asked to submit a photo of their Fairtrade Bake during the Fortnight (27th February to 11th March 2018) to be entered into a prize draw for a selection of Fairtrade goodies. Simply email photographs to or upload to the Greenspace Facebook Page. Please note the competition will close on Monday 12th March 2018.

Additional Activities

Sample Fairtrade Products Courtesy of Bewley's

Sample a range of Fairtrade products courtesy of Bewley's and put your knowledge to the test in their Fairtrade quiz and you could win a luxury hamper.

  • Wednesday 7th March between 10am-2pm - head to the Chemistry Café, Lower Mountjoy (lower ground floor, Chemistry Department)
  • Thursday 8th March between 10am-1pm - visit the Waterside Restaurant at Queen's Campus, Stockton

20% off Fairtrade Clothing

Enjoy 20% off University Fairtrade Retail’s clothing during Fairtrade Fortnight by using the code FAIRTRADEFORTNIGHT2018.

Retail are also running a photo competition for Durham University students. Take part by posting a photo of you wearing Durham University Fairtrade products on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the #durhamuniversityretail. Every day they will choose one to share on their social media as the photo of the day! Retail will then choose an overall winner at the end of Fairtrade Fortnight and the lucky winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend on the Durham University retail website. Visit them on Facebook for more information.

Enjoy Fairtrade with YUM

Did you know that a large number of products sold in YUM outlets are Fairtrade? From coffee to rocky road, juice to shortbread, there is a Fairtrade treat for everyone.

Staff and students can also receive 20p off the price of a hot drink at any YUM cafe by using their own mug. Why not receive a free hot drink by purchasing a University 'keep cup' available from a number of YUM cafes. Did you know that it take 20 plastic cups and lids to make one 'keep cup'? Why not help to reduce plastic waste a purchae a 'keep cup' today. Further details on prices etc. available.

For more information on Fairtrade products available across the University, visit the online Fairtrade Directory.

College Dinning

Many college formals during the fortnight will have a Fairtrade or Environmental theme and menu, and wine receptions are encouraged to consider Fairtrade or vegetarian wine. Colleges will also raise awareness of the local food used within menus.