Campus Notebook: September 27, 2013
University of Greenwich has a brand new JSOc
GREENWICH FUN TIME
The new JSoc at Greenwich University is up and running after a successful Freshers’ week. President Nathan Abraham (left) said: “There are eight or nine Jewish people who could become members and quite a few non-Jewish people want to join.”
YAKKING AT YACHAD
Journalist Jonathan Freedland, Jonathan Peccia from the American embassy and Rony Yedidia-Clein, director of public affairs at the Israeli embassy spoke at advocacy group Yachad’s annual student meeting. Hannah Weisfeld, the group’s director, said there was “lively debate” over whether students should engage with activists who support tactics they disagree with, such as Israel boycotters.
ISN’T IT DELOITTE-FUL?
UJS held its first-ever Deloitte recruitment day, giving students the inside track on how to apply for internships and graduate schemes at the financial services company. The event saw 36 students meet Deloitte employees for assessment exercises, talks and networking.
TAKING THE BISCUIT
Members of St Andrews JSoc built mini-Succahs with biscuits and strawberry lace
St Andrews JSoc held a succah building, where students created their own mini-succahs out of biscuits and confectionary. Favoured construction
material? Chocolate fingers.
HONEY, YOU’RE SO SWEET
Rabbi Fishel and Esther Cohen, chaplaincy for Birmingham and the West Midlands, distributed parcels of sweet treats and honey for medical students in the city over the chagim. They also held a pre-Freshers barbecue for 50 students.