Campus news

Refreshed Booze for Jews strikes right note

By Marcus Dysch, October 27, 2011

Nottingham JSoc has held the country’s first Booze for Jews event of the new academic year.

With the flagship party suffering a slight drop in attendances nationally in the past 12 months, the Nottingham committee took a new approach, giving the celebration a theme and embarking on a fresh marketing initiative.

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Campus notebook: Peace Takes Two

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2011

● Pro-Israel group Stand With Us has launched a "Peace Takes Two" campus campaign.

The organisation will distribute postcards displaying examples of Israel's efforts to make peace on one side, and challenges to "Palestinian rejectionism" on the other.

Gili Brenner, UK executive for Stand With Us, said: "We are encouraging pro-Israel students – both Jewish and non-Jewish – to make a pro

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Freshers' Week success as JSocs welcome hundreds to campus

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

University Jewish societies have broken records to sign up more than 1,000 students during Freshers' Week activities and fairs.

JSocs have reported brisk business around the country, as Jewish students settle into their new homes and find their feet on campus.

The traditionally large societies, in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham each welcomed more than 100 new members, with Nottingham JSoc

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Chabad breaking records

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

Chabad houses across the country welcomed students to Rosh Hashanah meals and services, with more than 150 people attending events in Oxford, 120 in Nottingham, 75 at the Shoreditch centre and around 70 in Bristol.

In Edinburgh, Chabad rented space at a local hotel to host more than 60 students on the first night of Yom Tov.

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Jewish students say their voice is ignored

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The most comprehensive survey of Jewish students' views ever conducted has revealed that young Jews staunchly support Israel, fear not finding a job after graduation, and are concerned that younger voices are not heard by the wider Jewish community.

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Pledge to avoid Yom Tov clashes

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2011

Birkbeck College and the University of London Union have pledged to work harder to ensure Freshers' Week events do not clash with Jewish festivals or Shabbat.

Jewish students taking politics courses at Birkbeck were surprised to discover their induction evening was planned for this evening, clashing with both Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat.

ULU's Freshers' Fair was also due to take place today.

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Overcome the hurdles and enjoy the positives

By Marcus Dysch, September 15, 2011

The new year on campus will bring tough challenges for Jewish students and the organisations which serve them so admirably.

Perhaps the biggest challenge will be working around the NUS's anti-Israel policies, adopted last May.

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Where to go, what to do, who to see

By Hannah Tosh, September 15, 2011

Moving to a new city does not need to be daunting. We asked students for their top tips on where to eat, drink, party and pray on their campuses.

Nottingham

Melanie Charles: "The best things to do are the huge events like Booze 4 Jews.

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Our top tips for saving, shopping and socialising

September 15, 2011

Going away to university will give you more freedom than you have ever had before, and leave you managing a tight budget and plenty of other challenges.

Brothers James and Michael Eder, co-founders of student advice website studentbeans.com, share their tips on making life on campus that little bit easier.

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September 15, 2011

JC On Campus – the only dedicated weekly Jewish student page in the country – is your chance to have your voice heard.

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