Work Areas

Combatting Antisemitism

Paramount to all the work we do is ensuring Jewish student safety and combatting antisemitism on campus. We are leading the fight through different campaigns and projects, and working closely with the Community Security Trust to educate the wider student community on tackling anti-Jewish Racism. Read below the current campaigns we are running to educate, combat and raise awareness around this issue.

Our student activists are at the heart of any project and campaign we deliver, encouraging them to get involved with their local students’ union, engage with the national student movement, and create new initiatives to educate their student community on antisemitism. We offer development and training sessions for our activists, equipping them with the skills to be confident in standing up against antisemitism. If you are a student who wants to find out more and get involved, please contact Amanda Sefton, the Head of Campaigns. 

As the representative body of Jewish students across the UK and Ireland, we work with local MPs, the UK Government, and multiple organisations within the Higher Education sector, to raise the issues of antisemitism on campus, and work proactively to produce resources for universities and students’ unions on how they can best tackle antisemitism and support their Jewish students. Click here for reports produced by Universities UK, Guild HE and the Community Security Trust.

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.

 

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