Campus news

At last - it's London's turn to have a ball

By Naomi Firsht, January 14, 2016

Campus Jewish Societies in London are to hold a joint charity ball for the first time in four years as part of renewed efforts to get JSocs across the capital to work together.

The ball will be held next month and tickets are already selling well.


Leader who thought he was too frum for UJS

By Naomi Firsht, January 14, 2016

The next leader of the Union of Jewish Students never expected to get involved in campus politics, but was thrown in at the deep end after experiencing at first hand anti-Israel hostility at his London university.


Tarsh elected

By Naomi Firsht, December 29, 2015

Former Union of Jewish Students president Joe Tarsh has been elected as chairperson of the World Union of Jewish Students.

Mr Tarsh was elected chairperson at the WUJS General Assembly in Israel on Tuesday. He will serve for two years as leader of the organisation which brings together 48 national Jewish student unions from around the world.


NUS apologises to UJS for failure to mention Israeli victims of terror

By Naomi Firsht, December 16, 2015

National Union of Students president Megan Dunn has apologised to Jewish students for failing to include Israel in a solidarity statement with victims of terror.

The Union of Jewish Students had previously called on NUS to apologise for the remarks made by Ms Dunn at an NUS national executive council meeting earlier this month.


New chief appointed for University Jewish Chaplaincy

By Naomi Firsht, December 15, 2015

The Board of Deputies’ parliamentary affairs officer Sophie Dunoff has been appointed as chief operating officer at University Jewish Chaplaincy.

The organisation that provides chaplain services for students across the country made the announcement on Tuesday.


LSE Israel Society attacks student union for failing to take action over anti-Israel events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, December 9, 2015

A London university’s Israel Society has called on the student union to “change their attitude towards Israel and Jewish students" and published a poster online attacking the union for failing to take action over anti-Israel events on campus.



Students launch Chanucah campaign for Israeli terror victims

By Naomi Firsht, December 7, 2015

The Union of Jewish Students has launched a Chanucah campaign to commemorate Israelis killed in terror attacks since September.

The move comes as a response to recent vigils for Palestinian terrorists on campuses and the National Union of Students’ failure to include Israelis in a statement expressing solidarity with global victims of terror attacks.


LSE says 'editorial guidelines were not followed' in publishing anti-Zionist blog

By JC Reporter, December 4, 2015

The London School of Economics has removed a post on its website accusing Zionism of being based on Jewish biblical “notions of separateness, superiority and entitlement”.


LSE 'troubled' by anti-Israel display

By Naomi Firsht, December 3, 2015

The London School of Economics has condemned a student union exhibition commemorating Palestinians involved in terror attacks as "deeply troubling" but refuses to say whether it will take any action.


NUS fails to mention Israel in solidarity statement for victims of terror attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 2, 2015

The Union of Jewish Students has called on the National Union of Students to apologise for omitting Israel in a solidarity statement for countries that have been victims of terror attacks in the last year.