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Students at RMIT marched through Melbourne on May 12 as part of a global push for fossil fuel divestment.
After making noise throughout the university they ended their march with a game of hopscotch outside the university management offices to show university management how they can make the leap to divestment.
Thanks to three years of pressure from students and staff, RMIT has introduced new investment principles which put it in the right position to divest.
While this is an important step for the university it still has to make the leap and actually divest.
On October 18, students delivered an open letter to Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean signed by 401 RMIT academics and staff calling on the university to dump its fossil fuel investments.