Combating Antisemitism

UJS Staff, Nottingham J-Soc and allies protest decision of University of Nottingham to invite suspended Labour MP to campus.

UJS Staff, Nottingham J-Soc and allies protest decision of University of Nottingham to invite suspended Labour MP to campus.

The safety of Jewish students at university is paramount to the work that UJS does. UJS works closely with the Community Security Trust to ensure the safety of Jewish students on campus. We work alongside campus security, the police, universities and students’ unions to combat antisemitism, support students and ensure action is taken when incidents occur.

UJS also works proactively to combat antisemitism in the student community and society. In recent years, UJS has seen National Action no platformed by the National Union of Students and subsequently proscribed as a terrorist organisation following consistent lobbying. We have also worked to secure support from NUS, Students Unions, Universities UK, Government, Labour Clubs across the country for the implementation of the IHRA definition in universities and Students Unions.

A large part of our work in the area of combatting antisemitism focuses on training. At UJS we train the National Union of Students’ NEC, students’ unions across the country and university staff in combatting antisemitism. We also partner with the Jewish Labour Movement and Labour Students to deliver antisemitism training to university Labour Clubs across the country.

If you are concerned about antisemitism on your campus, please contact UJS and CST to report an incident and receive support. Students who would like to help ensure the safety of their peers are encouraged to find out more about joining CST’s Student Security Officers here.   

Together with one of the UK’s top lawyers, Anthony Julius, UJS and CST have developed A Student’s Guide to Antisemitism on Campus, a handbook to aid students in how to tackle and report antisemitism in all of its forms.

About UJS

We are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses across the UK and Ireland. We are traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual; we come from the left, centre and right and can be found across religious and political spectrums.

Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 

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