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Three more UK universities have banned fossil fuel companies from recruiting students through their career services, with one citing the industry as a "fundamental barrier to a more just and sustainable world." From a report: The University of the Arts London, University of Bedfordshire, and Wrexham Glyndwr University join Birkbeck, University of London, which was the first to adopt a fossil-free careers service policy in September. The moves follow a campaign supported by the student-led group People & Planet, which is now active in dozens of universities. The group said universities have been "propping up the companies most responsible for destroying the planet," while the climate crisis was "the defining issue of most students' lifetimes." The campaign is backed by the National Union of Students and the Universities and College Union, which represents academics and support staff. "The approach supports future generations to make meaningful career decisions," said Lynda Powell, the executive director of operations at Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU). "Through this we are supporting the development of a sustainable workforce for the future."

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