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UJS statement following presence of Richard Falk on UK campuses

In the last few days, UJS has been working with and supporting Jewish students at LSE and Middlesex University to raise concerns to their respective universities and students’ unions regarding the presence of Richard Falk on their campuses. Falk is known to have a past record of using antisemitic rhetoric.

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Edinburgh wins the Great Jewish Cookoff!

Pans were sizzling, lemons were zesting (is that a thing?) and the scent of competition was in the air.

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Speaker Tour: Dr Einat Wilf

UJS have been privileged to host Dr Einat Wilf this week. Dr Wilf spoke in London, Leeds, and Exeter to around 120 students.

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And the nominees are...

Here is the shortlist of nominees for the 9th UJS Student Awards! Congratulations to everyone who nominated and thank you to the nominators. We look forward to seeing the nominees and guests at the Student Awards next month; watch this space for the winners, to be announced on the night.

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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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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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