Ethical careers fairs

Ethical careers fairs

Over 300 students and staff took part in the walkout at York University last week, but why would they walk out after the University’s recent statement about responsible investment?

Despite the good steps forward for peace, the York University Careers Fair (featuring AWE) went ahead. This shows the university’s willingness to still collaborate with arms companies, such as those that are involved with the production of the UK’s nuclear ‘deterrent’.

The presence of companies linked to the nuclear industry and arms trade at careers fairs throughout Yorkshire is worrying to many. We are pleased to see students in universities such as York, Leeds & Sheffield campaign against their presence. We must continue to campaign for peace and we hope that more universities will instead encourage more ethical futures for their students.