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Bristol Students take action against arms companies recruiting at their university

Bristol Students take action against arms companies recruiting at their university

Last week students in Bristol took action against arms companies recruiting on their campus. Several arms companies were exhibiting at an IT and Engineering careers fair in the University’s Wills Memorial Building, but the Bristol Left society were there to counter them with a banner drop and an information stall. The action was a protest […]
Rachel Melly
27/10/2015
Lockheed Martin plan to increase exploitation of Glasgow universities

Lockheed Martin plan to increase exploitation of Glasgow universities

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest arms company, has announced the relocation of some of its Scotland offices to Glasgow, citing Glasgow’s “flagship universities” as a key reason for the move. This is another clear example of how much UK universities are relied on for propping up the arms trade. Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest […]
Rachel Melly
26/10/2015
Universities are not fully informing students about placement options

    Universities are not fully informing students about placement options

    Many students choose to do a year in industry placement as part of their degree. Academic departments often publish a list of possible placement options, or students can find their own. What university departments don’t do however, is give students any information about the ethics of the companies the placements are with, or any guidance […]
    Rachel Melly
    16/10/2015
    Portsmouth University and the Dealers of Death

      Portsmouth University and the Dealers of Death

        Tom Sykes explores the ethical problems with Portsmouth University’s ongoing involvement with the international arms trade. In 1969, Professor Noam Chomsky joined a commission to investigate the financing of his university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A prescient and forthright critic of the Vietnam War, Chomsky was shocked to discover that the US Defense Department […]
      Sam
      18/5/2015
      Lancaster University students take action against BAE

      Lancaster University students take action against BAE

        Lancaster University Against Arms Trade report on a recent action: To coincide with planned divestment day activities, students at Lancaster university redecorated a 10′ high sign outside the university campus, using wallpaper and wheat paste. The sign read ‘BAE Systems university: complicit in murder’, and was designed to draw attention to Lancaster universities ongoing partnerships and […]
      Sam
      13/2/2015
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