Campus news

Nick Leslau offers job tips to students

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2012

Students looking to build professional contacts and gain workplace experience were given a helping hand by a top businessman at a Jewish careers event in London this week.

The networking evening, organised by TrainE-TraidE, the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and Chaplaincy, included a talk by Nick Leslau, chairman of the Prestbury Group.


Top award for UCL JSoc

By Marcus Dysch, March 20, 2012

University College London’s Jewish Society has won the highest award offered by the university’s students’ union.

The JSoc was named Society of the Year at a ceremony on Monday night. President Adam Taylor said it was an “honour”.


Leeds students celebrate England victory

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

Leeds JSoc enjoyed a triumphant visit to Middlesbrough to see England’s young football stars in action.

Thirty society members took part in last week’s coach trip to the town’s Riverside Stadium.

They saw the England under-21 side beat their Belgian counterparts 4-0, with goals from Henri Lansbury, centre back Steven Caulker and Arsenal prodigy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


'Isolation will rise' warns chaplain

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

Students at universities with small Jewish populations could become increasingly isolated in the coming year, a chaplain has warned.

Reverend Malcolm Weisman fears the increased student fees which come into effect in September will mean more teenagers choose to stay at home to study, reducing the size of Jewish communities at campuses around the country.


Students saddle up for WJR race night

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2012

Nottingham Students raised more than £1,000 for World Jewish Relief by staging a race night.

The Young WJR student committee welcomed more than 150 people to the event, held at the city's Coco Lounge bar.

Partygoers received betting tokens to gamble on horse races shown on a big screen.


Group launches with Malta visit

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

Mature students from across Europe took part in the Jewish European Professional group's inaugural event.

A sister organisation of the European Centre of Jewish Students, Brussels-based JEP will provide professionals aged 27 to 39 with a range of programmes and activities as well as three major events a year.

More than 120 people from 16 countries including Russia, Serbia, Monaco and the Net


Chief praises Chaplaincy at gala dinner

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

University Jewish Chaplaincy has raised more than £200,000 at its first gala dinner for more than 20 years.

The event was held in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks who told the 350 guests of his commitment to supporting Chaplaincy's work on campuses, where, he said "Jewish identities are either made or lost".

Lord Sacks said he had encouraged his predecessor Lord Jakobovits to support the ch


Revisiting the past to protect our future

February 23, 2012

We knew that travelling to Kovno would be a surreal experience. After excitedly boarding the plane we landed in Lithuania two hours later and watched the snow lining the streets and covering the rooftops. We walked into the Israeli students' centre, where we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our first evening with a great dinner followed by very effective speed-socialising.


Students clash at Israel Apartheid Week

By Marcus Dysch, February 20, 2012

Jewish students have clashed with anti-Israel protesters during a fight at the London School of Economics.

A scuffle broke out between Jewish and Israeli students and demonstrators who had erected a mock "Israeli apartheid wall" as part of an Israel Apartheid Week protest.

LSE's Israel Society condemned the violent scenes and claimed a Jewish student was injured in the melee.


Oxford JSoc finds recipe for success

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2012

Oxford JSoc leaders believe the success of a dedicated fundraising initiative will help "turn the tide" on falling numbers attending its Shabbat dinners.

In an attempt to stem the decline the society's committee approached donors within the wider Jewish community to raise the money needed to lower the cost of Friday night meals for students.

The committee had witnessed a significant drop in