Campus news

The European union that bucks the trend

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2013

An industrial estate on the outskirts of Barcelona may seem an unlikely setting for one of the year’s biggest Jewish social events.

But for 350 students and young professionals from across Europe, the four-day break provided a lifeline to help them meet like-minded Jews for friendship, romance, and boozy revelry.

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Student Joe Tarsh wins race to be next UJS president

By Marcus Dysch, December 20, 2012

A youth and community work student has been elected as the next president of the Union of Jewish Students.

Joe Tarsh said he would work to “build inclusivity” at the union and introduce services including open surgeries for students to raise concerns and suggest ideas for UJS to develop.

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How a dose of good will set two students on road to MTV

By Zoe Winograd, December 6, 2012

Two schoolgirls have secured internships at MTV after taking part in a conference aimed at helping students learn more about employment opportunities.

Emma Desmond and Nikki Taylor were offered the placements after questioning a senior executive from the channel.

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Trio hit campaign trail to secure Union of Jewish Students top job

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

Three contenders are vying for the top role in Jewish student politics.

Adam Charlton, Abigail Kay and Joe Tarsh will battle to be elected president of the Union of Jewish Students during a series of campus tours and hustings.

The winner will take on the one-year paid sabbatical post in the summer of 2013, with a mandate to represent Jewish students nationally.

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Success for the death metal album written in Bet Shemesh yeshivah

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

A Bet Shemesh yeshivah may not be the first place that comes to mind when deciding where to compose a death metal music album.

But for 21-year-old student Avichai Myers, the mix of Talmud and thrash came naturally.

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Glasgow society celebrates landmark with gala dinner

November 22, 2012

Glasgow's Jewish student society has celebrated its centenary with a gala dinner attended by hundreds of current and former members.

Thought to be the first JSoc 100th anniversary party in Britain, Saturday night’s event followed a civic reception held to mark the contribution of Jews to the city.

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Take a new approach to find your post-uni job

November 22, 2012

Despite all the warnings over the difficulties of finding graduate employment, there are genuine opportunities waiting to be snapped up. Our panel of post-graduates explain how they found fulfilling jobs by thinking creatively:

Emily Black - Teacher

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UJS celebrates success of awareness weeks

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

Non-Jewish students have learnt about kashrut, Shabbat and Israel as part of a new project launched on university campuses across the country.

The Jewish Awareness Weeks, organised by the Union of Jewish Students, provide an opportunity for Jewish students to teach their peers about important aspects of their lives.

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Revitalised Reform offers hope to next generation

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

The popularity of campus events for Reform students has soared thanks to the work of a revamped group.

Almost a year after relaunching as a solely Reform movement project, leaders of Jeneration said students, and the organisation itself, were now reaping the benefits.

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Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.

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