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James Harris

Hi! I’m James, and I’m your UJS President for 2020-21! I was born and raised in London, and studied Politics at the University of Birmingham.

While I was at university, I was JSOC President in my first year, representing Birmingham’s 1000+ Jewish students. This and so many incredible experiences that UJS and others have facilitated for me, including representing Jewish students at the Board of Deputies, has empowered me to be the voice of Jewish students, leading a national union that works for Jewish students and that is held to account by Jewish students.

I’m so excited to be working with and empowering the amazing Jewish students that I was elected to represent, without whom UJS wouldn’t exist. Going into its second century, we’ll be building on the incredible work done over the last 100 years to make UJS a more democratic institution, and to create more vibrant and engaging programming than ever before! If you have any ideas or events for your JSOC, more national projects, or even for a chat, please reach out to me!

In my spare time, you can often catch me getting clued up on all issues political!

J-Socs (Jewish Societies) I work with: 
  • Birmingham
  • City
  • Courtauld
  • Hertfordshire
  • Hull
  • Imperial
  • Kings College London (KCL)
  • Lancaster
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Manchester
  • Middlesex
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • St George
  • University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Westminster
Contact me:

E: [email protected]

M: 07974 693 990

T: 0207 424 3276


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