Fossil fuel recruiters banned from UK university careers service

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Exclusive: Birkbeck, University of London, is first institution to blacklist firms ‘most responsible for destroying the planet’

Fossil fuel companies have been banned from recruiting students through a university careers service for the first time. The new policy from Birkbeck, University of London, states its careers service “will not hold relationships of any kind with oil, gas or mining companies”.

The decision follows a campaign, supported by the student-led group People & Planet, to cut off recruitment pathways to fossil fuel companies. The campaign is now active in dozens of UK universities.

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