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Deakin University is committed to Fairtrade. Deakin University was granted Fairtrade accreditation in 2012. We are the 7th University in Australia to be accredited.

To commemorate the event an official launch was held in October 2012, opened by the Vice Chancellor. Students studying Creating Sustainable Futures also took part by developing a YouTube clip all about Fairtrade at Deakin. Check out their great work.

What does this mean for Deakin?

Download the fact sheet (PDF, 186.7 KB) about Deakin's accreditation and future plans for Fairtrade.


Submissions for 'Fairtrade India Experience' are now closed.

Short listed students will be called for Interviews on 28th August 2014 and will need to provide any supporting documentation.

Interviews will be conducted at Melbourne City Centre, 550 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Thank you to the amazing and passionate Deakin Students who have applied.

Deakin Fairtrade India Experience FAQ

Deakin Fairtrade
India Experience

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Deakin Fairtrade India Experience Travel Arrangements

Deakin Fairtrade
India Experience
Travel Arrangements

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Interested in Fairtrade? Join Deakin's VGen club!

What is VGen? VGen (Vision Generation) is an Australia-wide grassroots youth movement connected with World Vision. VGen members are 15-25 year olds who aim to inspire, educate and empower young people to respond to social injustice and poverty throughout the world.You can find out more about what VGen does by visiting their website.

VGen Deakin runs cabinets selling fairtrade items at the Natural 1 Cafe at Waurn Ponds; these will also be introduced to the Waterfront and Burwood in the coming months.

VGen Deakin also supports Thabiso Siile, a 4 year old boy from Lesotho. People in Lesotho's population live on less than $1.25 a day - as a result, one-quarter of children aged below three have stunted growth due to malnourishment.

Why get involved? Through Deakin's VGen club, you can get involved with fundraising, education, social awareness and action! Joining VGen is a fantastic opportunity to use your talents for a worthwhile cause - you don't need experience, just a passion to make a difference!

VGen also provides you with an opportunity to add to your CV, as corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of most businesses today. It is not a demanding or time consuming role but the rewards are extensive!

How to get involved: Contact Ally Wimmer to join or more information!

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