By Simon Friend
September 26, 2008
Freshers’ weeks mean a traditional drive to boost J-Soc memberships — but this year there has been a more centralised flavour. The Union of Jewish Students has been ferrying 15 laptops around university campuses to create a more comprehensive database of Jewish students.
“We hope to help J-Socs identify with who’s interested in what,” says UJS chair Adam Pike, who acknowledges that not everyone is happy with the idea, as “some university J-Socs don’t wish to centralise things”. The new UJS committee has made the internet integral to communication between campus J-Socs and itself, plus it is launching an online ticket service this week, selling tickets to all J-Soc events, from Friday-night meals to bar nights.