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Friendship, Faith and Feminism: more in common

The past year has seen numerous attempts to create and entrench divisions in society, especially between those of different faith groups and ethnicities. The most recent example of this is the attack in Westminster just a month ago;

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UJS President speaks to World Jewish Congress in New York

UJS President Josh Seitler attended the 15th World Jewish Congress in New York on April 23-25 2017. He was part of a delegation from the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

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Yet another NUS candidate found to have made antisemitic remarks

Just before Jewish students sat down to Seder night, it was revealed that Brunel SU President Ali Milani has previously published a number of Tweets containing antisemitic tropes. Milani is seeking election to the role of NUS Vice President (Union Development) at the upcoming NUS National Conference later this month.

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Celebrating our students: the 9th annual UJS Student Awards

Last night 150 people gathered for the ninth annual UJS Student Awards. Celebrating Jewish student life on campus, and honouring the incredible hard work put in by the students who make it happen, were representatives from J-Socs throughout the UK and Ireland.

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NUS publishes findings of research into Jewish students' experiences

Today, Rob Young, NUS Vice President Society & Citizenship published his report into Jewish students’ experiences which can be found here:http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/articles/jewish-students-have-told-us-about-their-experiences-now-we-must-act. UJS were proud to be involved in the development of the survey.

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Important conversations at Liberation Conference 2017

Students from J-Socs across England and Scotland gathered in London on Sunday to attend UJS’ second annual Liberation Conference. The Conference provided a space for Jewish students who self-define as women, disabled and/or LGBT+ to meet each other, discuss their experiences, empower their peers and be empowered and inspired.

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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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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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