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‘BP or not BP?’ – That is the Question of Student Theatre Subsidies

1 year ago / 0 comments

From odious oil spills to fat-cat theft – Rose Crees discusses why subsidised student theatre tickets are too good to be true. On the 28th of July 2016 BP announced, to the great dismay of all self-respecting and morally-sound theatre and art lovers in the UK, that they had signed (in … Read More

University of Leeds rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds announced on Thursday that it would reject students’ calls for it to bring an end to its investments in companies responsible for the extraction of fossil fuels such as BP and Shell. Last November, students voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal for Leeds University Union … Read More

University Investment Breaches Long-standing ‘Policy’

3 years ago / 0 comments

An investigation by The Gryphon has found that the University of Leeds has invested £749,822 in tobacco giant Altria, against University policy, alongside investments in several other controversial businesses as part of the University’s multi-million pound investment portfolio. Investments in Altria, the company that produces popular cigarette brands such as … Read More

News | Uni invests thousands in oil shares

5 years ago / 0 comments

The University has invested a total of over £1 million into oil companies. The University’s current holdings in BP and Shell are £1.032m and £278,000 respectively. A University spokesperson said: “We have held shares in these companies since at least December 2000 and any dividends received are allocated to the … Read More