We are deeply concerned by the recent Community Security Trust report detailing the highest recorded number of incidents of antisemitism in the UK since records began. Although it is encouraging to note that campus related antisemitic incidents have fallen, one antisemitic incident is one too many. We shall continue to work closely with CST to combat antisemitism on campus and in wider society to ensure the safety and security of Jewish students.
Any Jewish student who is concerned about antisemitism should feel free to contact UJS. Students who would like to help ensure the safety of their peers are encouraged to find out more about joining CST’s Student Security Officers here.
Safety and security advice:
Jewish students are urged to stay alert but not alarmed. The Antisemitic Incidents Report 2017 does not mean that you are more likely to encounter antisemitism on campus or anywhere else. Nonetheless, it is important to heed the advice below from CST when you are on campus, at J-Soc events or anywhere else:
- Members of the community should not gather outside communal buildings and events.
- Be alert for suspicious people and activities. This includes parked cars and unattended items near communal buildings and Jewish neighbourhoods.
- Report suspicious activity to the Police on 999 and then tell CST.
- Prevent ‘tailgating’. Do not allow anyone you do not know to follow closely behind you, attempting to gain access to the building when gates or doors are opened.