Campus news

Students call for links with NUS to be severed over Malia Bouattia’s election as president

By Naomi Firsht, April 21, 2016

Campaigns calling on students to cut ties with the National Union of Students have been launched at three universities, following the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president.

Anti-Zionist Malia Bouattia was elected on Wednesday at the national conference in Brighton.

Students at Cambridge, Manchester and York universities have called for their unions to disassociate with the NUS.


Student leader made comments about ‘Zionist-led media’, video reveals

By Naomi Firsht, April 20, 2016

A National Union of Students presidential candidate has made a reference to the “Zionist-led media”, it has emerged.


Student leader loses votes in national union presidential race over comments on Zionists

By Naomi Firsht, April 19, 2016

Oxford University Students Union has said it will not vote for Malia Bouattia as president of the National Union of Students over concerns about her past comments about Zionists.


MPACUK spokesman hits out at 'power of the Zio lobby' on UK campuses

By Sandy Rashty, April 16, 2016

A representative of a controversial UK Muslim group has described an initiative led by Jewish society heads at campuses across the UK as indicative of the “Zio lobby”.

In a Facebook status posted on Saturday, Raza Nadim, spokesman for the London-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, which purports to “focus on non-violent jihad”, hit out against the “power of the Zio lobby”.


Jewish students tackle NUS presidency candidate over 'Zionist' comments

By Sandy Rashty, April 13, 2016

Jewish student leaders have called on an anti-Israel activist who is standing to be president of the National Union of Students to clarify her past comments on Zionists.

In an open letter to Malia Bouattia, who hopes to be elected next week, heads of Jewish Societies said they were “extremely concerned” by her remarks.


‘Diverse’ UJS team will lead campus challenge

By Marcus Dysch, April 13, 2016

The new leadership team at the Union of Jewish Students will include a prominent political activist when it starts work later this year.

Liron Velleman will take on the role of campaigns officer, often seen as one of the most challenging and significant positions at UJS.


Anti-Israel graffiti and protests as new Israeli ambassador Mark Regev visits Soas

By Charlotte Oliver, April 8, 2016

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has begun to remove anti-Israel graffiti that appeared after new Israeli ambassador Mark Regev visited the campus this week.

The graffiti included the slogan “F**k Regev, Amos and Israel. BDS or else!” daubed across the university’s main building in central London.


Anger as Edinburgh University students vote for Israel boycott

By Jessica Weinstein, April 4, 2016

Edinburgh University's Israel Engagement Society (IES) has described a motion to boycott Israel passed by the student union as "irresponsible" and "intolerant".

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


Report points to concern over speakers on campus

By Marcus Dysch, April 1, 2016

London universities hosted a series of controversial speakers in the first months of the current academic year, including one who had tweeted that “Jews are evil”, a counter-extremism group has revealed.


Students celebrate success at UJS awards night

By Naomi Firsht, April 1, 2016

Students celebrated their academic and campus success in fine style with salt beef and vodka shots at the annual Union of Jewish Students awards evening.

Co-host and UJS campaigns development officer Josh Nagli showed Jewish students have a sense of humour by kicking off Thursday night’s proceedings with a dig at King’s College London.