Campus news

Chaplains celebrate record year

By Marcus Dysch, May 26, 2011

University Jewish Chaplaincy is celebrating its most successful year after its chaplains fed more students and dealt with a greater number of requests for help than ever before.

The 10 chaplaincy families around Britain served more than 4,500 meals to students, the highest total ever reached in UJC's 40-year history.

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Frat pack makes UK debut

By Marcus Dysch, May 26, 2011

Raise the subject of university "frat packs" and students are most likely to quote lines from the Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn cult film, Old School.

But now Jewish students in Britain can experience the reality of fraternity life for themselves.

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Campus notebook: The Graduate Leaving Experience

By Marcus Dysch, May 26, 2011

● Two Jewish students from Nottingham University have released their latest online short film.

The Graduate Leaving Experience looks at the difficulty of finding a job after university, combining a mixture of comedy and adult jokes.

Nic Gilbert and Jonathan Kogan's films have received more than 100,000 hits on YouTube and taken campuses by storm.

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Campus notebook: Vote for your representatives

May 19, 2011

● Elections for the new Northern Region Jewish Students' committee are due to close this weekend. Students can vote at http://northernregion.webs.com. The site contains details of all the candidates running for positions, which include president, treasurer, secretary, PR officer and Scotland representative.

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How our JSocs pave the way for the Big Society

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

Students tend to make their presence known. Bar-crawls in matching T-shirts, traffic jams on the first day of term, and shops filled with groups searching for fancy dress are common sights on campuses.

But for many Jewish students, playing a role in the local community where they study is a top priority.

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Schemer Ricky's volunteer plan

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

A Nottingham Trent student who developed a volunteering scheme for Jewish students hopes to expand it to other campuses before the end of the university year.

Ricky Kaplan came up with the idea for VScheme last April after working with autistic children at a special needs school for five years.

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Business leaders offer internships

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Trevor Chinn was guest speaker at a career networking event run by the Union of Jewish Students, University Jewish Chaplaincy and TrainE-TraidE.

The evening, held in central London, was attended by more than 150 students looking for jobs and internships. They were given the opportunity to meet around 50 professionals from a range of industries.

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Beards set to raise charity funds

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

A group of students and youth organisation workers will raise money for charity by being sponsored to grow their beards during the Omer.

Members of Marom, Noam, RSY-Netzer, and LJY-Netzer hope to replicate the success of "Movember", the moustache-growing cancer fundraiser held every November.

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Steel city celebration

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

Sheffield JSoc members have enjoyed a successful term of events, culminating with a visit to a film screening.

They watched Anita, a film about the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina, which was shown as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival.

Events since January have included four Friday night Shabbat dinners hosted at Hillel House.

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New team

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

St Andrews' Jewish Society has elected its new committee.

Elliott Miskin and Molly Cram become co-presidents of the society, which has seen an increasing number of students sign up and take part in events this year.

Dalia Cohen takes on the role of secretary, Jillian Levick and Jeremy Hipps become Shabbat officers and Sarah Weingarten will act as treasurer.

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