Campus news

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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