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How Jewish Students are Creating Their New Normal

(As seen in the Jewish News, 5th November -

I know many people believe in-person campus activity now is non-existent because of Covid-19, that people are not meeting and consequently Jewish students are not mingling. This could not be further from reality.

In a sense, we should not be surprised. For more than 100 years of Jewish university life, activity on campus has continued, stubbornly surviving two world wars, a series of devastating recessions and global health issues.


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Universities defy Secretary of State’s demand to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

Nine months ago on Holocaust Memorial day, Secretary of State for Communities, Housing and Local Governent, Robert Jenrick MP, made the demand for all universities in the UK to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of antisemitism.

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Providing for Students

September has been a busy month, that’s for sure!

In continuing our support of Jewish students through our nearly 70 incredible J-Socs, the UJS team have been discussing with J-Soc committees around the UK and Ireland how we can be working closer with and providing more for Jewish students.

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UJS Presidential Elections 2020

With the new academic year starting, the UJS Presidential Elections are already approaching!

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President's Blog - A Fresh Start

As I’ve mentioned in my previous blogs, this year will be far from ordinary. However, I don’t see the current situation we find ourselves in as a barrier to a thriving Jewish experience at university

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Announcement on joint campus consent training initiative with Jewish Women's Aid and University Jewish Chaplaincy

Jewish Women’s Aid, University Jewish Chaplaincy and the Union of Jewish Students, have come together to bring consent and healthy relationships education to more Jewish students on campus and to professional teams working with Jewish students.

JWA will now work with student groups to expand its already established Safer Dating programme at UK universities. Safer Dating was launched in 2016 and brings relevant and engaging relationships education to 16-25 year-olds across the community, delivering sessions in schools, on campuses, in youth movements and other settings for Jewish young people.

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President's Blog - No “I” in Team

This month has seen the introduction of our amazing new Sabbatical Team, who can’t wait to get stuck in with supporting Jewish students. It has certainly been a long time coming and we are all looking forward to the year ahead!

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UJS statement in response to AEPi

**Content Warning: Sexual Assault and Rape**

The statement released today (31/07/20) by the AEPi Fraternity is a dangerous attempt to change the narrative surrounding the accusations of sexual assault and rape. UJS calls on AEPi to retract this statement and apologise. AEPi has shown by this statement their clear focus on protecting themselves rather than investigating and dealing with the accusations. They are not the victims in this situation. Until AEPi can get their own house in order, UJS will withdraw all ties with AEPi, including AEPi chapters no longer being able to use UJS spaces on and off campus, no longer supporting or encouraging joint events between UJS and AEPi, and UJS and associated staff no longer providing content or engagement for AEPi. We advise all Jewish societies to do the same with individual local chapters.

Equality and Advisory Support Service: Freephone 0808 800 0082
Victim Support line: 0845 30 30 900
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
Women Against Rape:
The Survivors Trust Helpline: 0808 801 0818
Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support National Helpline: 0845 122 1201
Jewish Woman’s aid Sexual violence support like: 08088010656
As always UJS is here for you. You can reach out to our team by messaging myself or emailing [email protected] and for safeguarding issues please email our CEO Arieh Miller, [email protected]

Welcome to the UJS Team 2020-21

We are delighted to announce the team to work with your J-Socs over the next year, our UJS Sabbatical Team 2020-21!

Everyone is really looking forward to facilitate and support your activities on campus. James and all of the other officers can't wait to continue leading, defending and enriching Jewish life on Campus! Keep reading to find out more about the new team!#


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The New Normal

When it was announced that I would be the UJS President for 2020-21, I did not expect that my term would be so far out of the ordinary – but we are indeed in unprecedented times!

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