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Manchester University under pressure to divest from fossil fuels

Students’ Union Campaigns Officer described the University’s current action as “plain contemptuous” amidst pressure to divest from fossil fuels

The Deepwater Horizon crisis that occured in 2010, which cost the university £2.28 million. Photo: ideum @Flickr

University of Manchester invests almost £40 million in fossil fuels

Research by the Manchester Fossil Free Campaign has found that the university’s shares in oil companies total £9.5 million. A further £29.5 million is invested in fossil fuels through pension funds