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University of Leeds rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels

3 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

Student activists crash careers fair

4 years ago / 0 comments

Student activists held a ‘bloody’ protest against Shell and British Aerospace Electronics (BAE) Systems at the careers fair last week. In a video posted to YouTube, the students are seen throwing buckets of tomato puree and red paint over the companies’ stalls in Parkinson court whilst shouting ‘blood on your … Read More

Lego dumps Shell: the Greenpeace campaign that doesn’t stack up

4 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, news that Lego is to end its relationship with Shell caused quite a stir. Initially this seemed like a major victory against Shell drilling in the Arctic. But when you start to dig under the surface this starts to look like a pretty hollow campaign. Promotion of these … 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