Our President Esther Offenberg together with Daniel Kosky and Bradley Langer of the Campaigns Team joined a delegation of Jewish communal partners in meeting with new Universities Minister Michelle Donelan.
The delegation comprised of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, CST, Jewish Leadership Council, and the University Jewish Chaplaincy.
Donelan entered post 3 weeks ago, and the meeting was a chance to introduce her to the issues facing Jewish students on campus. Topics discussed included university adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, security fees placed on Jewish and Israel societies, university complaints procedures, religious freedoms and delegitmisation of Israel on campus.
UJS Campaigns Organiser Daniel Kosky said: "We were pleased to meet new Universities Minister Michelle Donelan and welcome her into her role. We have worked closely with Universities Ministers over the years and we are grateful that Ms Donelan chose to meet us so soon after her appointment. We were appreciative of her commitment to Jewish students during her time in post and look forward to working with her to ensure Jewish students are supported on campus.”