Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022
Date and time
21 Feb - 06 Mar 2022 (9:00am - 11:55pm)

Various campuses. Please see booking information



Booking Information

Please see info below.

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with us this year by entering our competitions, joining the online events and tasting some delicious Fairtrade freebies.

There are still many farmers and workers growing the food we eat every day who do not earn enough to feed their families, invest in their community or build resilience against health and climate shocks. Fairtrade Fortnight is the time when the movement comes together to shine a light on the problems farmers still face, and how we can all be part of the solution by choosing Fairtrade.

Choose and promote Fairtrade and show solidarity with those on the frontline of the climate crisis. Join us this Fairtrade Fortnight and choose to act for climate justice.

Images of peeled and unpeeled bananas on a yellow background with leaves.

Fairtrade banana design competition

Get creative and enter your image or item with a Fairtrade banana focus – you could win a £100 voucher!

Whether you paint, sew, print, draw (or anything else!), if a Fairtrade banana is involved then you can enter the competition!

We would love to use all of the submitted designs to help raise awareness of Fairtrade Fortnight this year, and in future years.

By submitting your design, you could win a £100 voucher for the Parkside Art Shop.

You can enter the competition in the following ways:

Please note that the competition is only open to BCU students and staff.

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Fairtrade cooking creation competition

Use one or more Fairtrade ingredients to create a food or drink item – you could win a £50 voucher!

Get cooking with Fairtrade ingredients and share your culinary creations. The recipe should include at least one Fairtrade product, for example:

  • Chocolate
  • Bananas
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Wine
  • Grapes
  • Ice cream

We recommend checking out the Co-op as they have a wide selection of Fairtrade products, and students can save 10%!

Share photos of what you create and let us know what Fairtrade ingredient/s you used. You could win a £50 voucher for the Curzon or Seacole SU shop!

You can enter the competition in the following ways:

Please note that the competition is only open to BCU students and staff.

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Fairtrade freebies

Check out @BCUCatering on Instagram for details of Fairtrade food tasters across our campuses.

Choose the World You Want festival

From Q & A sessions with Fairtrade farmers taking on climate change, to creative crafting sessions and cookalongs, the Fairtrade Fortnight Choose The World You Want festival has something for everyone.

  • Meet the Fairtrade farmers taking on the climate crisis - Monday 21 February, 1:30pm
  • Film screening and Q & A - Farmers Fighting the Climate Crisis Monday 21 February, 7:00pm
  • Education for climate justice Wednesday - 23 February, 4pm
  • Show the love for the world you want - Wednesday 23 February, 6:00pm
  • The Unfair Climate Crisis - Wednesday 2 March, 6:00pm
  • Baking Masterclass with Sandy Docherty - Thursday 3 March, 6:00pm

Find out more about all the events and how to register on the Fairtrade Fortnight website.

Take the Fairtrade Fortnight Quiz

Learn more about Fairtrade and Climate Justice with Fairtrade Fortnight’s special quiz.