Jewish Students leading the way at NUS Conference 2015

Jewish students made their mark at this year’s NUS Conference, held last week in Liverpool, with a variety of activities that worked to strengthen the Jewish contribution to student life on campus. Jewish students and their non-Jewish peers have volunteered to save lives, raised awareness and funds for Jewish charities delivering lifesaving work for all humanity, and stood shoulder to shoulder in the fight against prejudice and the fight for an inclusive student and wider society.

Spaces filling fast for Manhigut Summer 2015

Spaces going fast for this summer's Manhigut trip! Your unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of Israel, the conflict and its complexities.

NUS 101

NUS Conference 2015 is fast approaching so we thought it fitting to write some brief information about NUS, Conference and getting involved in student politics.

Spotlight on those on the 25 Under 25

Mazal Tov once again to all those on the 25 Under 25 list and those that were mentioned! Here are some more spotlights on some of the those who made the list who have had huge involvement with UJS.

Give something back at this year's Super Sunday

Did you go on Israel tour? Now is the time to give back to those that organised the summer of a lifetime and also ensure that many more are able to go on tour. We would like to invite you to join us for 2 hours at UJIA's Super Sunday!

UJS celebrates 25 under 25

Although the UJS Student Awards are now over, there was still the highly anticipated top ten of the Jewish News’ 25 under 25. It is great that so many dedicated and inspiring leaders in the community being recognised for their achievements. Eight out of the top ten have been heavily involved with J-Soc and UJS during their time at or following University and this is truly amazing to see.

UJS Partners with Deloitte for another successful Insight Day

Yesterday, UJS in partnership with Deloitte hosted a unique Insight Day at Deloitte’s London Campus. The event ran for its third year and was a huge success with students gaining an understanding of what working at Deloitte is like.

And the winners are...

Last night, over 150 people gathered for the annual UJS Student Awards which celebrates students’ contributions to Jewish life on campus. Representatives were at the awards from over 25 J-Socs throughout the UK and Ireland with 67 students nominated for 11 awards. Mazal Tov to those that won and all those that were nominated for awards this year!

We Believe in Israel Conference 2015

Over 1400 Jewish and non-Jewish supporters of Israel from across the political spectrum gathered in Central London for the annual We Believe in Israel Conference. Attendees heard from speakers such as the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP; Michael Dugher MP, The Chief Rabbi and His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Taub.

And the nominees are...

UJS Student Awards 2015 are fast approaching and we are excited to reveal all those who have been nominated this year!

Statement on SOAS

Last week the SOAS Students’ Union held a referendum where students, academic staff and contract staff voted for their university to adopt an academic boycott of Israel. UJS unequivocally condemns the use of academic boycotts against Israel along with all other forms of BDS.

Cambridge smashes Jewniversity Challenge for the second year running!

On 1st March 2015, 20 of the finest Jewish student quizzers gathered in Cambridge for the highly anticipated Jewniversity Challenge Final. Competing to become the Jewniversity Champions were: Bristol, Nottingham, St Andrews, London Egal and Cambridge who had an automatic pass to the final after winning last year.

Students joining together to counter Israeli Apartheid Week on campus

UJS supported Jewish students across the country to deliver a balanced debate on Israel-Palestine during Israeli Apartheid Week, an incredibly hostile and biased week of campaigning.

Lord Ahmad visits Nottingham J-Soc

Yesterday, Lord Ahmad, Communities Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon met with a group of Jewish student representatives from Nottingham J-Soc to discuss their concerns and interests both on and off campus.

JUEFA Cup 2015

The JUEFA Cup was played on a bright Manchester Sunday, with around 140 students lined up from all over the UK. The four pitches soon rang out with the sound of competition as shins clashed and goals were racked up. Some great skills were on show and most importantly, the UJS men’s team won a game for the first time in JUEFA’s seven year history!

UJS annual Save A Child's Heart Campaign

UJS is proud of its ongoing support for Save A Child’s Heart. This incredible Israeli-based international humanitarian organisation is dedicated to saving lives by improving the quality of cardiac care for children from developing countries and creating centres of medical competence in these countries.

Jewish students Go Global with Tzedek

UJS are proud to be partners with Tzedek, the UK Jewish community’s response to extreme poverty. Applications are open for Go Global, Tzedek’s 8 week summer volunteering programme in Ghana or India which is ideal for Jewish students looking to travel abroad this summer, whilst also gaining a fascinating insight into the world of development.

Statement on 'internet asbos'

In light of the recent report by MP’s examining the rising level of antisemitism in Britain, there has been the suggestion that social media users who persistently spread racial hatred online should be given ‘internet asbos’ which would block them from sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Give Your Heart Out 2015

UJS is proud of its ongoing support for Save A Child’s Heart. This incredible Israeli-based international humanitarian organisation is dedicated to saving lives by improving the quality of cardiac care for children from developing countries and creating centres of medical competence in these countries.

And the next round is ... #Jewni15

Here at the UJS HQ we are buzzing for the start of Jewniversity Challenge. This is the third year we have hosted the event and can't wait to travel to the heats around the country to find out who is this years brainiest J-Soc.

Sell- out event at UJS and UJIA University Information Evening

Over one hundred Sixth formers and parents attended the UJIA and UJS University Information Evening at the LJCC on Tuesday 3rd February. Attendees had the opportunity to put questions to a panel, made up of representatives of UJS, CST and Jewish Chaplaincy, as well as current university J-Soc Presidents from Coventry, Middlesex, UCL and Birmingham.

UJS Team celebrate Tu B'Shevat

Today is Tu B'Shevat and the UJS team celebrated by trying 15 different types of fruit

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 On Campus

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 on Campus involved students across the country, Jewish and not Jewish, coming together to commemorate victims of the Nazi genocide.

UJS unequivocally condemns the comments made on Holocaust Memorial Day during an event at LSE

UJS unequivocally condemns the comments made on Holocaust Memorial Day during and after the event 'Gender and Resistance in Occupied Palestine' held by LSESU Palestine Society joint with LSESU Feminist Society.

Cambridge fighting talk in the lead up to Jewniversity 2015

As the return of Jewniversity is fast approaching, Cambridge are preparing to be the prestigious winners for their second year on a row...have you got what it takes to steal the crown?

UJS wants YOU - recruiting now for 2015 -16!

UJS are looking for dedicated and hardworking individuals who are seeking a challenging and rewarding year working for their national Union.

UJS President signs book of condolences in light of recent events in France

Yesterday, Ella Rose, UJS President, signed the book of condolences to show solidarity with France.

Jewish Community Leaders Meeting with David Cameron

Today, Ella Rose, UJS President was lucky enough to be part of the JLC (Jewish Leadership Council) delegation at Downing Street to talk about the work of UJS and the current issues that we are seeing on campus.

Jewniversity Challenge 2015

Jewniversity is back! Europe’s largest Jewish student quiz is coming to a city near you.

State of the union - UJS Conference 2014

UJS President, Ella Rose gave this State of the union speech at UJS Conference 2014.

UJS Conference 2014

Close to 100 passionate and dedicated Jewish students attended UJS’ annual conference yesterday, taking the opportunity to debate and vote on policy, vote for the new leadership positions of UJS and be the first to hear the announcement of the next UJS President. This year was an exciting year for UJS Conference as it was the first time since the return of National Conference that we had a one member, one vote system and policy lapse.

UJS Summit 2014

Between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th November, student leaders from 23 J-Socs gathered at Grittleton House, Wiltshire for UJS’ annual training weekend; Summit. With over 100 attendees, including students from Scotland, Wales and Ireland, it was our first ever international Summit.

UJS launches new Holocaust Education Programme

On 19th November, representatives from universities across the country met at an intensive seminar to consider how they can educate their contemporaries about the Holocaust and its relevance today.

Winter Trips Safety & Security

Security update for Winter Trips to Israel

Jewish Students will not let unions forget Holocaust Memorial Day

On Tuesday 14th October, Goldsmiths students union voted down a motion to support Holocaust Memorial Day. The motion was proposed by a non-Jewish student as part of a wider initiative to commemorate several other European genocide memorial days.

UJS Presidential Election nominations are now open!

Nominations are now open and this is your opportunity to shape the difference you wish to see within your union

UJS Freshers Week One

See what we have been getting up to this week

Succah in the City

Monday 13th October 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Hello from Ella Rose

Let's get things started

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