Fairly Educated News & Ideas

Special Discount for Hands on Development Tour in Nepal – Stephanie Woollard

Melbourne born and based social entrepreneur Stephanie Woollard was recently awarded the prestigious International Responsible Business award at the United Nations in New York; one of six winners world-wide for her work with her foundation Seven Women.   Her story started with a trip to Nepal, where Stephanie met seven women with disabilities who were operating out of a tin shed and experiencing harsh discrimination. Having witnessed the stark contrast between her quality of life and that of many women living in the impoverished country, she felt she had to do something to make a difference. Together with the seven women Stephanie created a women’s skills training centre, where women learn skills that empower them economically. Fast forward to today and the initial seven women have now taken on managerial roles at the centre, which now employs over 450 women, and are keen to pass on their skills to others. ‘I am […]


FEC 2016 Timetable!

FEC 2016 is just around the corner, are you ready?! We hope you’re prepared, the conference is under one week away! Our team has put a lot into getting the conference together and preparing every bit and piece, and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we will! The link below will take you to the timetable of the conference, you can print it out yourself or grab a copy at the door, but it’s always better to have a look yourself to find out a bit more about the speakers, and to manage which workshops and panels you’d like to attend. Please be aware that the timetable is subject to minor changes. FEC Conference Planner  


Catering for FEC 2016!

We hope you are all just as excited as we are for the Fairly Educated Conference this year! As mentioned on the eventbrite and on our sites, all catering will be covered within the costs of the ticket registration, except for the OxJam night (Friday Night). On this night, food will be provided, but at a low expense, so make sure you carry some pocket money with you! You can find attached to this post a table with the different types of foods and prices. Ps. Some of these choices are vegan and gluten free. Such foods, will be labelled on the Friday night for your knowledge, you may also inquire about anything by contacting the FEC 2016 Team! Thank You!   Menu Item Price Beetroot & Nut Burgers, Hummus, and Sriracha $8.50 Pulled Pork, Slaw, Chipotle burgers/sliders $8.50 Salt & Pepper Calamari Cones, Aiolo, and Lime $12.00 Vegetarian Tartlets […]

Fairly Educated Conference 2016 – Register now!

Registrations for the 2016 annual Fairly Educated Conference are open and are going like hot-cakes at $60 a ticket for three days of inspiration, planning, friends + good food! 15-17th July – Fair Trade Visionaries at Deakin University, Geelong – will you be there? Each year about a 100 passionate students and staff from Australian and international universities and colleges gather to discuss, debate, learn and inspire each other in their campaigns for making their universities Fair Trade. This year we are expecting a fantastic crowd of young leaders gathering to be inspired by a vast array of speakers from all sorts of social entrepreneurial, sustainability, tertiary sector and social justice backgrounds.  We are proud to bring back many of our past Conference organisers and student leaders to run workshops, but most of all we are excited to provide a space for you to build skills, networks and challenge your […]

Introducing some speakers for FEC 2016!

We are lucky enough to have some inspirational speakers returning this year, including Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand, and Yoichi Suzuki, a longtime supporter of Fairly Educated from Japan.  We are excited to meet these leaders, learn from them and more about ourselves and our own campaigns! Molly Harriss Olson, CEO, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. Molly served nearly six years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair for the final two. Recognised for her leadership on sustainable business and development for more than three decades, Ms Olson has convened, led and been on a member of numerous boards, business leadership and sustainability initiatives, including The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2014 she won The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award. Ms Olson worked at the White House as the founding Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, […]

O’week coming up – what’s your plan?

Hi Uni Groups! One of my favourite parts about starting the new year was being on Orientation Week stalls – the colours, the excitement of new students eager to make friends and be stimulated, the free things, catching up with friends. If you haven’t already gotten onto it – you may miss out if you don’t book a spot soon! Usually all clubs get a stall to promote their activities and recruit members during O’week. Why is running a stall at O’week important? 1) It’s the first event where are allowed to actively recruit people on campus, so they’ll all be there, don’t miss out! 2) Is always a big recruitment drive for your contact list 3) EVERY CONVERSATION MATTERS! You have a captive audience of new, mostly young students who are mostly bored of holidays, excited and apprehensive to find friends, new interests, pursue the interests that make them different, and in many […]