UEL recently celebrated its one-year anniversary as a Fairtrade-accredited University by distributing homemade Fairtrade cake for staff and new students starting at UEL in January 2012.
UEL is pleased to have been re-accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation which demonstrates its commitment of ensuring Fairtrade products are available on campus, as well as promoting Fairtrade to students and staff.
In the last twelve months, the University has increased the number of Fairtrade products available in its catering outlets and vending machines. Successful promotions and educational opportunities have also been run throughout the year, including a public lecture on Fairtrade cotton during Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 and activities for new students.
Sara Kassam, Energy and Environment Manager at UEL, said: “It is great news that UEL has been re-accredited and it is a true testament to the many people across the whole university who have supported the Fairtrade campaign over the last twelve months. Fairtrade ties in with UEL’s values of promoting and helping secure a socially just, healthy, prosperous and environmentally responsible world by guaranteeing a fair price for producers and promoting investment in social, environmental and business schemes.”
“We look forward to continuing the important work on Fairtrade, starting with a series of events and activities during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012, which starts on 27 February.”
The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. We have a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry.