The latest updates for participants in the Fairtrade University and College Award. Choose your cohort from the list below:
2021 – 2023 Cohort
Applications for the 2021-2023 Fairtrade University and College Award programme are now open, closing 16 January 2022.
2020 – 2022 cohort
There are currently 36 institutions across the UK working towards a Fairtrade University and College Award as part of the 2020-2022 cohort. Audits will take place in Spring 2022 and successful institutions will be awarded next Summer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
We are delighted to bring you an update regarding three new criteria introduced to the Fairtrade University and College Award programme for 2020-2022. These are optional criteria and sit within the Research and Curriculum area of the Award programme.
First, we are offering teaching staff at your institution the opportunity to join the new Fairtrade Directory of Supporting Academics. This directory provides the details of academic staff who have a research interest related to Fairtrade. This professional development position may involve guiding students on Fairtrade research topics, collaborating with other researchers in the field and building a stronger network of Fairtrade expertise across the UK. Joining the Directory will fulfil criterion RC007.
Second, partnerships are encouraged to connect their work on Fairtrade with decolonising its curriculum, by providing students with more opportunities to learn through the lens of producers. Providing students with these opportunities will fulfil criterion RC008.
Finally, if a partnership has commenced or completed the process of validating a module specialising in the topic of Fairtrade, ethical consumption and trade justice, this will fulfil criterion RC009.
Join the Network
Networking with other institutions signed up to the Award is a fantastic way to inspire and inform your work on Fairtrade. Email Jo Williamson at J.E.Williamson@mdx.ac.uk to join the Fairtrade University Networking Group. To keep up-to-date with news and reminders from the Fairtrade University and College Award team, sign up to our Fairtrade University and College newsletter.
2019 – 2021 Cohort
The below institutions successfully achieved a Fairtrade University and College Award in June 2021, as participants on the 2019-2021 FTUC Award programme:
- Buckinghamshire New University & Students’ Union
- University of Bristol & Students’ Union (1 star)
- University of Chichester & Students’ Union (1 star)
- University of Worcester & Students’ Union
2018 – 2020 Cohort
The below institutions successfully achieved a Fairtrade University and College Award in June 2020, as participants on the 2018-2020 FTUC Award programme:
- Arts University Bournemouth (3 star)
- Kings College London (1 star)
- London Metropolitan University (1 star)
- Middlesex University (3 star)
- Oxford Brookes University
- Strathclyde University
- University College London (1 star)
- University of Derby
- University of Huddersfield (1 star)
- University of Oxford (1 star)
- University of St Andrews (2 stars)
- University of Exeter (1 star)
Call for case studies
Is your institution listed in the table above? If you would like to submit a case study for our website, please complete this application form and send it to email@example.com. Check out this case study on Middlesex University for inspiration.
2017 – 2018 Pilot cohort
- University of Brighton
- Middlesex University
- University of Oxford
- University of Leeds
- Walsall College
- University of Ulster
- The University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh College
- Forth Valley College
- University of Stirling
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- Oxford Brookes