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UJS President - My Summer in Pictures

 

It’s been an exciting summer of planning for the year ahead. Take a look at what I’ve been up to, representing Jewish students locally, nationally and internationally!

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Key dates for the upcoming term

Ready for Uni? Here are the important dates of the first semester to keep in mind!

 

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A Level Results Day: Our Secret Tips!

As A Level Results day is approaching we wanted to share some of our Top Tips ahead of this important occasion.

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Ready, Set, Go....

It is often said that our youth is the future of our community. We are told that developing as leaders, finding our causes and forging relationships will set us on a good course for the future, so that one day we can play our part in developing the next generation.

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Josh Holt Leaving Blog

When taking on the role of UJS President, I was told by everyone and anyone that it would be over before I knew it… and whilst I cannot believe it, as of this afternoon my time at UJS is done.

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March of the living - A journey through Jewish history

There is no doubt that this has been one of the most inspirational and insightful weeks of my life. I feel it can be summed up in one word – a journey.

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The local elections , what are Jewish students saying? Noah Austin - Liberal Democrats

As a common youth, it is all too easy for me to fall into the trap of thinking that local elections do not matter. My university provides almost all of my institutional requirements, and the rest are fulfilled by my parents. I don’t pay council tax and I am far away enough from owning a house that housing issues appear to not affect me at all.  So why will I be voting on the 3rd of May? Why will I be voting for the Liberal Democrats, a party that appears to be constantly followed by a barely hidden snigger whenever mentioned?

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The local elections , what are Jewish students saying? Bradley Langer - Conservatives

On 3rd May the people will go to the polls once again. I know what you are thinking, as Brenda from Bristol put it, “not another one!”. In just the last few years we have had two general elections and a referendum that has resulted in the largest constitutional change in modern British history. Nevertheless, the upcoming local elections are arguably the vote that will have the most impact on your day to day life. You get to decide who will run your local council, ensure bins get collected regularly, pot holes are fixed, trees trimmed, houses built and the public gardens watered.

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The local elections , what are Jewish students saying? Luisa Attfield - Labour

Young people are less likely to vote in elections than the older generations. According to YouGov only 57% of first time voters (18 and 19 year olds) voted in the 2017 general election compared to 84% of voters of the age of 70. This youth apathy has been used by politicians to attack the youth, for example by trebling tuition fees, without fear of reprimand. A high youth turn out will force politicians to put young people’s interests first. 

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Open Letter to Clive Lewis

Politicians must chose priorities. This is the nature of decision-making with limited resources, and no one disputes this. Each cause has its champions, be it wildlife conservation, accessible education, or productivity and prosperity. These champions are people who the public rely on; that the public depend on.  

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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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