We are a Fair-trade University

Fairtrade is something that we value here at the University of Derby. We first gained accreditation in 2005. The scheme is run jointly by the Chaplaincy and the Union of Students, supported by the University. 

Fair Trade is ‘a great way to improve the lives of the people who grow the things we love. It helps empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take control over their lives, and all of this for just a few extra pence. If you want to help create a more just world, then choose Fair Trade. It’s the obvious choice.’

We hold Fair-trade lunches during term time, beginning on Wed. 20th September (from 12noon to 1.30pm) at the Multi-Faith Centre, everyone is welcome. Virtually all of the food and drink is either Fairtrade, organic or ethically sourced. We don’t make a charge but suggest a donation of £2.50 as a guide.

There is also a ‘Get Real’, the philosophy discussion groups run alongside it, so if you fancy exercising the brain cells over lunch, that’s an option, but not compulsory.

 We think supporting Fair-trade is really important but you don't have to believe us, one of our students wrote her thoughts on Fairtrade