Campus Comment

Stand out from the crowd to get a job

By Daniel Tannenbaum, November 28, 2012

It’s a tough economy and whether you are looking for work experience or a full time job after university, you need to have a strong online presence.

The internet is the stage for self-promotion, and it’s free, so be sure to grab the low-hanging fruit.

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Defending the neighbourhood bully

By Darren Cohen, November 22, 2012

In 1983, Bob Dylan, formerly Robert Allan Zimmerman, released the album Infidels. One of its outstanding tracks was the song Neighborhood Bully which many supporters of both Dylan and Israel alike saw as a brilliant justification of Israel and her right to self-defence.

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How I survived my first month at uni

By Jordan Jacobs, November 8, 2012

After an emotional goodbye, I am now a few weeks into my time on campus and finally feel I am settling in at university. The time has flown by and there have been many ups and downs.

Academically, law is challenging, hard work, and involves a lot of reading. I have so far bought five text books, costing more than £150, with more still to buy.

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We can't just agree to disagree with these rabbis

By Sahar Zivan, October 31, 2012

For those championing women's rights, there are issues that no longer need addressing; issues that over time have ceased to be issues, at least in the Western world. Take suffrage. First granted to women in a modern nation in New Zealand in 1893, since then it has been extended to the whole western world.

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Channel Four and a cartoonish stereotype

October 23, 2012

To visit my dad's office, I need to drive through the centre of Manchester and past HM Prison Manchester, formerly and notoriously known as Strangeways - a name that sends a shiver down the spine of every law abiding Mancunian (we do exist, and Shameless is fictional).

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Blackadder and Israeli elections

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

In an episode of 1980's British comedy Blackadder, while discussing Baldrick's lack of a criminal record, Edmund Blackadder exclaims: "Come on Baldrick, you're going to be an MP! I'll just write fraud and sexual deviance."

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Creating a cross-communal atmosphere

By Daniel Bratt, October 11, 2012

At Birmingham JSoc, cross-communalism is at the centre of our ideals, in line with UJS policy which states that "UJS and J-Soc activities should be open to all Jewish students regardless of religious affiliation or denomination". In reality however, this ideal presents a number of challenges.

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Time to step out of my comfort zone — and start cooking

By Jordan Jacobs, October 4, 2012

Having lived in the Jewish bubble of North-West London for my entire life, I am now taking my first steps into the big, wide world.

Unlike almost all my friends and cohorts at JFS, I have not chosen to go to a “Jewniversity” and instead I am going to be studying at the University of Warwick.

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The Mohammed video and freedom of speech

By Adam Walker, September 27, 2012

As the oldest Muslim youth organisation in the UK, we denounce the utterly reprehensible film Innocence of Muslims The film, we believe, amounts to a grossly unprincipled use of the right to freedom of speech and a flagrant attempt to incite the emotions of a large proportion of the world.

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We are ready for new challenges

By Alex Green, September 13, 2012

Everything we do is based around our core values — cross-communalism, peer-leadership and representation.

Our focus this year is prioritising these values and ensuring our work always reflects them.

We aim to ensure that JSoc and UJS events are open to every Jewish student, regardless of how they choose to express their Jewish identity.

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