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UCP Marjon achieves Fairtrade Status

Released: 28.02.12

It was a proud moment this week for UCP Marjon students and staff as they celebrated achieving Fairtrade status.  A committee of students have been working hard over a number of years towards this accolade and marked the event with a celebration of this success.

This was an idea firstly presented by students at the Student Experience Council. It was then taken up by the Corporate and Social Responsibility Group and a submission was made just before Christmas.

Rebecca O’Neill, Corporate & Social Responsiblity group member said:

“This is an outstanding achievement by all involved.  Achieving Fairtrade status shows we care as an institution.  We hope this event illustrates the hard work of our students, and the hard work of the people who help provide Fairtrade products.”

Professor Margaret Noble, Principal of UCP Marjon said:

The University College has always had a commitment to the values and ethos of the Fairtrade foundation.  Fairtrade goods have been available in all of the retail and catering outlets for a number of years.  As a Church of England foundation institution, Fairtrade speaks to our foundation.”

UCP Marjon provides a number of Fairtrade products, such as clothing, chocolate bars, tea, and coffee.

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