UNIVERSITY of Bolton students are enjoying a "Taste of Fairtrade" during Freshers' Fair, sponsored by the United Co-operatives.
Fairtrade food, and wine is being provided for the students, together with Fairtrade art workshops, and a specially commissioned theatre production, taking place at The Students Union.
Sarah Riches, Dean of Students, said: "At the University of Bolton we are proud of our commitment to Fairtrade. This year the range of Fairtrade products available at university outlets has been extended and every drop of coffee served in the university's cafes and restaurants will be Fairtrade by the end of October. We are delighted United Co-operatives is sponsoring our Freshers' Fair and helping to spread the Fairtrade message to our new students."
United Co-operatives work with a wide range of interested groups to help people in the developing world, enjoy decent working and living conditions. The Fairtrade Mark was introduced, to ensure a better deal for growers and small-scale producers.
For these workers Fairtrade means better working conditions and wages that meet international and local labour standards. The Fairtrade price also includes an additional social premium so that the growers can invest in their communities and businesses.
Lisa Moss, Member Community Manager, said: "We are delighted that The University of Bolton are supporting Fairtrade. All the events have been well supported by the students and the awareness of Fairtrade has grown significantly. We at United Co-operatives believe it is important to promote Fairtrade and what it stands for."