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Student‘s relief at payout and apology after suffering campus antisemitic abuse

By Daniel Sugarman, June 27, 2016

A Jewish Student who was the target of antisemitism over a two year period is to receive an unprecedented apology from his student union.

Zachary Confino, 21, a law student, was subjected to a barrage of antisemitic abuse, including being told that ‘Hitler was onto something’, after he attempted to fight a motion by York University student union (YUSU) to boycott Israeli goods.

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York students vote to remain in NUS in wake of Malia Bouattia’s election as president

By Josh Jackman, June 10, 2016

York University’s student union has voted to remain affiliated with the National Union of Students.

The SU became the sixth to vote against disaffiliation since Malia Bouattia became NUS president in April, after Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Exeter and Worcester.

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Loughborough University students vote to split from NUS

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

Loughborough University’s student union has disaffiliated from the National Union of Students, becoming the fourth to leave the organisation since the election of NUS president Malia Bouattia.

The SU’s Board of Trustees - its governing body - made the final decision yesterday evening after a referendum on May 27 did not attract the required number of votes for a valid result.

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Be a student blogger for the JC!

June 8, 2016

Come and be a student blogger for the JC!

One of our current student bloggers is graduating, so we’re looking for a budding journalist, keen writer or general student-life enthusiast to fill his shoes.

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Oxford students vote to remain in NUS in wake of Malia Bouattia’s election as president

By Josh Jackman, June 3, 2016

Oxford University’s student union has voted to stay in the National Union of Students by a substantial margin.

It joined counterparts at Cambridge, Warwick, Exeter and Worcester in deciding not to disaffiliate from the national body following the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president.

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Edinburgh University BDS vote overturned

By JC Reporter, May 29, 2016

The board of trustees of Edinburgh University Student’s Association (EUSA) has refused to enforce the BDS policy passed by the student council earlier this year.

The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy was passed on 31 March by 249-153 votes with 22 abstentions, giving a majority of 74.

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Nottingham University students to vote on splitting from NUS

By Josh Jackman, May 24, 2016

A university with one of the highest numbers of Jewish students in Britain will hold a referendum on disaffiliating from the National Union of Students following the election of Malia Bouattia as its president.

Nottingham University could become the fourth institution to leave the national body in less than two months after the vote from June 1-9, following Lincoln, Newcastle and Hull.

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Jewish students tell NUS of concerns after Malia Bouattia election

By Naomi Firsht, May 13, 2016

National Union of Students officers have held talks with representatives with campus Jewish students in a bid to address concerns in the wake of the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president.

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Cambridge students to vote on disaffiliating from the NUS over Malia Bouattia

By Naomi Firsht, May 3, 2016

Students at Cambridge University will vote on cutting ties to their national union this month.

Cambridge students union will hold a referendum on May 17 over affiliation to the National Union of Students in the wake of the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president.

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Jewish supporters rally behind Malia Bouattia, saying she is victim of a witch-hunt

By Naomi Firsht, April 28, 2016

Antisemitism allegations against Malia Bouattia are “false” and part of an “Islamophobic campaign”, Jewish supporters of the new NUS president have claimed.

The group of former students and NUS representatives wrote a letter to the JC in which they describe criticism of Ms Bouattia as a “witch-hunt”.

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