Campus news

Campus notebook: JSOC visit

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2011

● Bristol JSoc members took part in a range of events this term, including a visit from UJS education and programmes director Richard Verber.

He joined JSoc's regular Nosh and Natter lunch. Around 15 members heard Israeli historian Tom Segev talk about Simon Wiesenthal.


Team effort puts Liverpool back on map

By Marcus Dysch, March 17, 2011

A Chinese-themed charity ball helped Liverpool JSoc's committee end its year in office in style.

The ball was the culmination of a year of hard work which has seen the society re-establish the city as a popular venue for Jewish students.


Campus notebook: St Andrew's first Northern Region Weekend

By Marcus Dysch, March 17, 2011

● St Andrews JSoc hosted its first Northern Region Weekend, welcoming students from universities across Scotland and north east England.

The weekend commenced with Friday night dinner, with both an Orthodox and a Progressive service available. After dinner students took to the beach for a game of frisbee.


Surprise for long-serving chaplain

By Marcus Dysch, March 17, 2011

A surprise party was held in honour of a popular university chaplain's decade of service.

Rabbi Gavin Broder has spent the past 10 years working to help thousands of Jewish students in London.

More than 120 current and former students took part in the evening, held in Golders Green earlier this month.


Chabad growth leads way to Europe

By Marcus Dysch, March 10, 2011

The number of organisations offering Jewish students activities and assistance on campus has grown dramatically in the past five years.

Chabad is at the forefront of the boom.

Alongside groups such as Jeneration and Tribe, the Lubavitch movement has expanded its operations to more than a dozen campuses.


Serving up a treat: Kosher meals are hot stuff in Oxford

By Marcus Dysch, March 10, 2011

Finding a kosher meal while living away from home at university can often be a struggle - but not in Oxford.

Students in the city are able to tuck in to quality kosher meat meals thanks to a combined effort from UJS Hillel, the University Jewish Chaplaincy and the local community.


Comment: In the front line, but we are battling hard

By Alex Dwek, March 10, 2011

Most Jewish students have a fantastic time at university, participating in all aspects of student life thanks to the dedication of our Jewish Society leaders and the generosity of our community.

However, we cannot pretend that the problems on campus are rare or isolated. They are real, they are serious and they require a serious response.


A new star rises in the Midlands

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

UJS Hillel hopes to reach a decision by the end of the university year on the best way to meet the changing demands of Nottingham's Jewish student population.

Daniel Marcus, UJS Hillel chief executive, said: "The reality has changed dramatically at Nottingham. To keep ahead of the game we are seriously looking at all potential options, from a space on campus itself to stand-alone centres."


Campus notebook: Chabad celebrates Shabbat 1000

By Marcus Dysch, February 24, 2011

Chabad societies across Britain pulled in a record number of students to mark the Shabbat 1000 initiative.


Survey results to shape future

By Marcus Dysch, February 17, 2011

The largest study of Jewish student identity and what it means to be Jewish on campus was launched this week.

It is expected the results will shape the community's work with students for the next decade.

The survey has been commissioned by UJS Hillel and is being conducted by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR).