Campus Comment

Why I 'do university right' my way

By Natasha Sporn, October 25, 2013

My school friends considered moving out for university to be the focal point of their higher education experience, but I made the decision to stay at home.

I spend my evenings as a television blogger needing peace and quiet, and also wanted to focus more on my degree than running a house.

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Introducing: the JWIT

By Ariella Levine, October 14, 2013

For those of you who think you have not yet encountered a JWIT, let me explain. A JWIT is a Jewish Wife In Training. We are young, ambitious women who strive for all round perfection, are inherently fabulous and are, of course, always on the look out for a JH (Jewish husband).

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We can all be campus advocates for peace

By Jake Berger, September 11, 2013

Israel – for whatever reason – is a fiercely discussed topic on UK university campuses. So this summer, as Freshers’ Week loomed, I wanted to get prepared with all the facts, ready to be part of the debate.

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Building a Jewish Community on Campus

By Noah Nathan, August 15, 2013

Over the past few years, I have attended, visited and worked at a number of synagogues. Each had members of varying observance and differing customs but what they all shared was the desire to form a community.

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Do some work, make friends, and don’t worry

By Jordan Jacobs, May 2, 2013

University life is chaotic, challenging, and eye-opening.

With the exam season approaching there has been a shift to revision. Long nights beckon, but this time they will largely be in my room, and sober. I do not want £9,000 in tuition fees to go to waste.

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Conference calls prove we can have trust in NUS

By Judith Flacks, April 18, 2013

Jewish students at NUS national conference did themselves, their peers, the student movement, and our community proud.

There were many shining moments throughout last week’s conference where Jewish students proved they will always be ready and willing to fight for what they believe in.

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Time for a Sephardi revolution?

By Reuven Shirazi, March 22, 2013

A prominent Jewish leader came to speak to the Jewish Society in Cambridge recently. In his speech, he outlined how essential Israel is for Jewish continuity, noting how it had absorbed refugees from Europe (after the Holocaust), India, Ethiopia, and later the former Soviet Union.

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Take my advice — go out, have fun, and call Mum

By Jordan Jacobs, March 14, 2013

Being Jewish and a law student makes me rather opinionated. I am not afraid to speak out and make a point. I will use this opportunity to provide you with some guidance for your time at university.

Despite what you may hear about the first year of university being a breeze, it isn’t. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying it.

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Reject despair and send message of defiance

By Jay Stoll, February 21, 2013

Last summer I moved house and found myself clearing out old stuff, going through the attic for things I wanted to keep.

Fighting my way through the choking dust storm that engulfed the room, I came across some old family relics.

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New friends help me mind the gap

By Steven Allweis, February 21, 2013

Travelling around the world on your own at the age of 20 is a fairly daunting prospect.

Leaving behind family, friends, university and the culture you know so well is not easy, especially when your first destination is a soulless, depressing hostel nearly 10,000km away.

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