Campus Comment

Finding feet - and a flat - in Glasgow

By Isaac Ansell Forsyth, January 28, 2014

Glasgow JSoc has taken a giant leap closer to establishing a Jewish student flat in Glasgow.

The thriving Jewish Society, which caters for all of Glasgow’s universities, was awarded runner up Developing Jsoc of the Year in 2013. We believe that this will allow for further growth and success for Glasgow’s Jewish students...All that we require now are residents for the flat!

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Coasting along just fine at Sussex

By Gabriel Webber, January 17, 2014

At Limmud, two different people asked me where I go to university, heard my reply of “Sussex” and looked shocked. “It’s not very friendly there, is it?” asked one of them in hushed tones. I asked what they meant. “Not very friendly to Jews!” they explained.

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The chicken soup will always triumph

By Ella Stern, November 13, 2013

I am a hardcore, born and bred, Brent cross-shopping, Northern line-riding, Dignity-schmoozing, fro yo-eating, North West Londoner.

But now in my second year at university, I have once again fled my comfy, washed ‘n’ ironed nest and moved to East London, in an effort to prove to myself I am far cooler than I actually am.

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My progressive Jewish space away from home

By Sophie Lipton, November 1, 2013

When I came to Manchester and didn’t initially have a progressive Jewish space, it was difficult for me to connect with my Reform Judaism.

Of course, JSoc is great, and many of my closest friends were made at Manchester’s Friday night Shabbat meals.

But I felt there was something missing for progressive students - something I really desired.

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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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