UJS President - My Summer in Pictures

 

It’s been an exciting summer of planning for the year ahead. Take a look at what I’ve been up to, representing Jewish students locally, nationally and internationally!

 

At the Global Forum of the American Jewish Committee in June, Jewish student leaders from around the world came together to learn about a wide range of issues affecting Jewish people. This picture is of the executive committee of the World Union of Jewish Students.

At London Pride, Jewish students from different backgrounds and youth movements came together to celebrate LGBT+ culture and identity.

Chazon is UJS’ 3 week training period for the new team. We planned the year ahead, learnt about ourselves and our community, and visited Parliament to hear about the home of democracy.

This year, Summer U, the largest gathering of Jewish Students in Europe, organised by the European Union of Jewish Students, was in Bulgaria. I spoke alongside Jewish student leaders from Eastern, Central and Western Europe about the role of our unions.

The new UJS team attended the training seminar for University Jewish Chaplaincy. We discussed how we can jointly support Jewish students on campus over the coming year on a whole range of issues, from mental health to kosher food.

I spoke at a panel at the Jewish Labour Movement’s Conference, alongside incredible young leaders from the Labour movement and broader student activism.

We hosted our first ever London Summit, where committee members from 11 different J-Soc and Israel Societies came together to plan their year ahead.

Together with Resource, we hosted an event for students on career planning and interview skills, helping Jewish students with employment opportunities.

I attended Yachad’s Annual Conference for Students, and met so many passionate and eloquent student activists.

I spoke to the BBC about my opposition to antisemitism in the Labour Party, following my personal resignation from the party. For the full interview add me on Facebook – Hannah UJS Rose !

Daniel Kosky, the UJS Campaigns Organiser, and I attended the #EnoughisEnough rally in Manchester, representing students and saying no to antisemitism in the Labour Party.

                      

In addition to these pictures, we hosted our first ever mental health focus group, where we heard from students about the issues that they face, and how we can best support them. Most importantly, I’ve been planning the year ahead so that together we can build a supportive and vibrant Jewish student life. To those of you off to university for the first time, b’hatzlacha! We can’t wait to meet you at Freshers’ Fairs across the country.

Shana tova and gmar chatima tova,

Hannah Rose, UJS President 2018-2019

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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