Campus news

Northern postgrads celebrate second anniversary

By Marcus Dysch, November 8, 2012

A murder mystery marked the second anniversary of a Jewish postgraduate student group.

Murderously Ever After saw members of the Northern Jewish Postgraduate and Mature Student Society (known as .jpg) dress up as characters from fairy tales including Snow White and Peter Pan.

Ms Glass and Holly Shulman wrote a script for the role-play, held at Leeds Hillel.


European student group prepares for celebration

By Marcus Dysch, November 8, 2012

Brussels is due to host a weekend of activities for more than 1,000 Jewish students from across Europe.

The European Centre for Jewish Students’ annual Party Like A Jew event begins on Friday in the Belgian capital.

Activities will include a day-trip to the city of Namur, a Shabbat dinner, and a ball.


I proved myself and earned a year-long placement

November 1, 2012

Laura Freedman participated in the TrainE-TraidE placement scheme last summer:

“As a first year I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or how to get into different placements.


The new reality - a degree does not guarantee a job

By Marcus Dysch, November 1, 2012

There can rarely have been a worse time to be graduating from university ‑ with unemployment soaring over the past four years, having a degree is no guarantee that a job in your chosen profession will follow.

But help is on hand. Charity TrainE-TraidE has achieved success with its mentoring scheme for students and graduates.


Chaplaincy: Demand grows on universities' guardian angels

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

Few Jewish organisations in Britain have the geographical reach achieved by University Jewish Chaplaincy.

Chaplaincy families work to help thousands of students around the country every year with issues ranging from a desire to have a Friday night dinner, to serious health problems and even criminal matters.


No half measures as blood donor plan grows

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Personal tragedy has prompted a Jewish student to set up two charitable schemes that have received national acclaim.

Abigail Kay’s mother, Carol, died in December last year after a long battle with cancer. During the course of her treatment, Mrs Kay required regular blood transfusions.


New JSocs prove size does not matter

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Two of the country’s newest, and smallest, Jewish Societies are enjoying success less than a year after being set up.

Loughborough University now has its first JSoc, founded by second year student Laura Baker.

The 19-year-old said she was spurred into action after being disappointed at last year’s Freshers’ Fair.


Race is on to be Union of Jewish Students president

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

The battle to be the next president of the Union of Jewish Students is already under way, just a month into the new academic year.

The nomination process has been launched by UJS, with campaigning due to begin on November 19 and voting to be completed by December 16, when the result will be announced at the UJS annual conference.


Students celebrate Sukkot at UK universities

October 11, 2012

Students celebrated Yom Tov in succahs erected on campuses, at student unions and by chaplains and the Union of Jewish Students.

Nottingham Chabad provided nearly 2,000 pieces of sushi at a party attended by around 130 students. One of the city’s top sushi chefs prepared food for the evening, organised by Rabbi Mendy Lent.


First Israeli student to receive scholarship at British university

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2012

The first scholarship programme to support an Israeli at a British university has welcomed its inaugural student.

Elad Almog will spend a year studying for a Masters in international hotel and tourism marketing at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Scholarship for Israel scheme.