University careers service reject fossil fuel recruiters

Fossil fuel companies have been banned from recruiting students through a university careers service for the first time. The new policy from Birkbeck, University of London, states its careers service “will not hold relationships of any kind with oil, gas or mining companies”, write Waseem Mohamed and Damian Carrington for The Guardian.

The decision follows a campaign, supported by the student-led group People and Planet, to cut off recruitment pathways to fossil fuel companies. The campaign is now active in dozens of United Kingdom universities.

The group said universities have been “propping up the companies most responsible for destroying the planet”, while the climate crisis was “the defining issue of most students’ current lifetimes”.
Full report on The Guardian site