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Lessons from Auschwitz

UJS and HET are proud to once again host the Lessons from Auschwitz Universities Project.

What is Lessons from Auschwitz Universities?

The Lessons from Auschwitz Universities Project is an educational initiative delivered by the Holocaust Educational Trust in partnership with the Union of Jewish students, with support from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

In an increasingly fragile political climate, antisemitism, intolerance and prejudice are on the rise. The Lessons from Auschwitz Universities Project aims to bring together student and campus leaders from across university campuses in England through education on the Holocaust and anti-racism work to combat antisemitism and promote community cohesion. Our goal is to reinforce the common endeavour of students and campus staff of all faiths (and none) to create safe, inclusive and cohesive communities on campus and beyond and equip them with the tools needed to tackle antisemitism, racism and intolerance wherever it is found.

All parts of the project are mandatory.

Who can apply for Lessons from Auschwitz Universities?

This course is intended for students and staff who hold a leadership role on campus, inclusive of; 

  • Sabbatical Officers
  • Campus and society leaders
  • Senior University Staff including Vice Chancellor
  • Senior SU staff and CEOs
  • Sports execs
  • Student journalists
  • Leaders and members of student political societies
  • University and student union welfare teams
  • Heads of Schools
  • University and student union EDI staff
  • Staff liaison committees
  • Trustees of Student Unions
  • Staff at BUCS
  • Staff at the Office for Students and the Office of the Independent Adjudicator
  • University Chaplains of all faiths and none

If your leadership role is not listed above, please contact the Holocaust Educational Trust to check your eligibility.


The cost is £59 per participant – this fee covers all course materials as well as the flights to and from Poland for the one day visit. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a unique payment reference code, your place will only be secured at point of final payment.

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April 23, 2023 at 12:00pm - May 03, 2023

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