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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 […]
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    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 […]
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      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 […]
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        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 […]
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          Sam
          18/5/2015
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