There's always something to do

By Josh Colman, November 4, 2010

London is a city like no other. With world class universities, job opportunities, history, culture and nightlife, it's a great place to live and study. As for Jewish life, London students are spoilt for choice.

With most universities having their own JSoc, there is also London JSocs, a committee made up of students from different universities who hold regular events for all London Jewish students.

This is especially important for the smaller London campuses with fewer Jewish students. London students tend to live at home, meaning many events take place in north London.

With a great Hillel Student Centre in Euston, there is always a space for events. Since there are universities all over London, many JSocs will hold events in places easily accessible for the majority of their membership.

LSE, Kings, UCL and Imperial universities have the largest Jewish student populations. But if you were to add up all the Jewish students studying in London, they would amount to approximately 2,000 people - more than any "large" JSoc in the UK.

London JSocs offers an annual charity ball, Booze for Jews, regular Friday night meals, educational programming and social activities. Getting involved with Jewish campus life means you will meet students from across the UK and around the world and build a community for yourself. Within JSoc, there are always opportunities for niche activities - photography, music, travel, social action, or anything else that interests you.

Contact your local JSoc or get in touch with UJS to see how you can get involved.

Josh is the UJS Southern development officer

Last updated: 11:05am, June 2 2011