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General Election 2017: the Jewish student debate

The General Election on June 8 is fast approaching. Each of 650 constituencies across the UK will elect one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons, and if one party obtains a majority of seats, they are entitled to form the Government, with their leader as Prime Minister.

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Announcing the UJS Team 2017-18!

We are so excited to announce the UJS Team 2017-18! Joining President-elect Josh Holt when he takes up his post in just a few short weeks will be:

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Shakira Martin is NUS President-elect

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We would like to congratulate the newly elected NUS President Shakira Martin on her election win. In particular, Shakira's election demonstrates a rejection of the divisive rhetoric used by the current President, Malia Bouattia, whose past antisemitic comments have remained problematic for Jewish students for over a year.

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Izzy Lenga is NUS Vice President (Welfare) elect!

 

We are delighted that Izzy Lenga has been elected as NUS Vice President (Welfare). In addition to being a recent recipient of our Alan Senitt Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Student Life, Izzy has

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General Election outcome statement

Over the last six weeks, it has been inspiring to see young people on all sides of the debate engaging in this General Election, and the impressively high youth turnout is a sign of young people determined to ensure that their voice is heard in Westminster and across the country.

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Still time to apply: Israel Programmes Coordinator

We're looking for an Israel Programmes Coordinator to coordinate a range of educational programmes in Israel and Palestine, as well as across the UK and Ireland, and to support students in developing grassroots initiatives and wide-reaching activities nationally and locally.

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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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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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