University of Brighton Unison is backing the Fossil Free Careers campaign after a motion was passed at the Annual General Meetings in March 2023. The campaign calls on the University of Brighton Careers and Employability team to stop actively promoting careers in the oil, gas, and mining industries. This means no longer inviting these companies to attend careers fairs, to advertise their vacancies on careers websites, or to promote them in emails to the student body.
Universities are providing a recruitment pipeline into the extractive industries, and are propping up the companies most responsible for destroying the climate and the planet. But students across the UK are fighting back and campaigning to get their University careers services to end their relationships with the oil, gas, and mining industries.
Four UK universities have so far committed to fossil free careers. More information on the campaign can be found here: https://peopleandplanet.org/fossil-free-careers
A petition for the Brighton Fossil Free Career Campaign can be found here: https://peopleandplanet.org/petitions/fossil-free-careers/we-need-fossil-free-careers
Unison is hoping to set up an environmental working group soon, so look out for future news on this about how to get involved.