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Reclaim returns!

In 2016, Reclaim provided Jewish students with a platform to open up the conversation about mental health; this year we're making sure it stays at the top of the agenda. Thanks to a motion that passed at UJS Conference last December, we're strengthening and widening last year's campaign and we are delighted to bring you the 2017 edition of Reclaim.

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Jo Johnson MP encourages Universities UK to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

UJS welcomes Jo Johnson MP’s move to encourage Universities UK and individual universities to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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UJS wants you - recruiting for 2017-18

UJS are looking for passionate and hardworking people who are seeking a challenging and rewarding year working for their national Union.

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J-Socs lead the way in commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 saw J-Socs organise 38 events on 27 campuses in England, Scotland and Wales; our HMD activity engaged well over 3,500 Jewish and non-Jewish students and staff. At some campuses, survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides gave testimony; memorial services, film screenings and discussions also took place.

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Universities UK Chief Executive addresses future Jewish students at University Information Evening

Since its inception in 2010, the annual UJS-UJIA University Information Evening has welcomed prospective students along with their parents, to meet current students and find out about the university experience. It also provides an opportunity to meet the different communal organisations who will play a part in their lives once they reach university. 

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UJS welcomes UCL report into incident last October

The Union of Jewish Students welcomes the results of an investigation by University College London (UCL) into the shocking scenes of intimidation and harassment seen at UCL last term.  

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Appalling treatment of Jewish students at SOAS Students Union

On Tuesday night, Jewish students at SOAS were treated differently from other minorities. They were told that unlike every other minority group, they are not allowed to define what constitutes their own antisemitism. They were also told that Zionists were not welcome on their campus. 

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New for 2017: Kosher flats at Leeds Beckett University!

We are excited to announce that we are currently working with Leeds Beckett University's accommodation services to offer kosher accommodation from September 2017. This will enable more Jewish students to live in university-owned halls whilst also being able to keep kosher. 

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Disgrace as Labour NEC refuse to take action against antisemitism at OULC

UJS statement

The decision made by the Labour Party's National Executive Committee (NEC) this afternoon is nothing short of disgraceful. The Party had an opportunity to put its values into practice, to demonstrate how seriously they take the issue of antisemitism and to show that Labour Clubs are welcome spaces for Jewish students, but they have failed miserably. They have let Jewish students down and in doing so, they have created an atmosphere in which antisemitism may thrive without fear of being challenged.

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Seeing all sides of Israel this winter on Manhigut

In December, 14 students from campuses across the UK embarked on Manhigut, an access-all-areas trip to Israel. Visiting sites of religious and political interest, they learnt about and discussed the past, present and future of the region.

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About UJS

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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