It's worth noting how easily we managed to drive the military recruiters away - we'd been expecting some macho meatheads who'd get aggressive with us, but instead when we turned up and unfurled our banners the guy behind the stall (a Colonel, according to his nametag), just legged it and waited until we'd retreated to our stall before he got back behind his. A security guard explained that he didn't want to get into any confrontations, which seemed to raise the question of why the delicate flower had joined the sodding Army in the first place. Should also mention that as there were a few animal liberationists present, and the animal-abusing scum of Procter & Gamble had a stall at the fair, we also managed to find a bit of room for anti-P&G material. I can't find any info on how much stands at this one cost, but stalls at the next careers fair are priced at £920 (plus VAT) for a small stand and £1020 for a big one, which means that every corporate employer there would've paid around a grand for their space, while we got to stand there agitating against the military (and animal testing, and the capitalist system that drives all these horrors and many more) for free. Result!
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photocopied anti-recrutment leaflets - £7
clipboard and pens - £3
Stall at Sheffield University Job Fair courtesy of Barclays Bank - £1020
Blockading an army recruitment stall and being rewarded with a free platform to openly propagate your anti-militarist, classist ideas - priceless