Campus news

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.


Students tour Israel on Stand With Us project

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A group of British students toured Israel as part of a trip to complete a year-long education course.

The Stand With Us UK fellowship programme was launched in January and introduces students to leading figures in diplomacy, academia and education. The participants are trained to become advocates for Israel and to challenge misconceptions in the media.


Multi-faith project launched

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

Students will work in mixed-religion groups to learn leadership skills and develop social-action projects as part of a new scheme.

The Three Faiths Forum’s Undergraduate ParliaMentors programme held an induction session for 45 students last month. The Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and agnostic students will be placed in groups of three to be mentored by MPs and Peers.


Time to make your voice heard

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

JC On Campus is back for the 2012-13 academic year.

We will be bringing you news and features from Jewish students at campuses across the country and offering more opportunities than ever for you to make your voice heard.

Tell us your views on the key issues affecting your campuses, and you will have the opportunity to explain your point of view in Britain’s biggest Jewish newspaper.


The 2012-13 JC On Campus guide to Jewish Societies

September 6, 2012

Here is our 2012-13 guide to Jewish Societies, big and small, around Britain:

Aberdeen JSoc is a small group with around 15 members taking part in activities including synagogue services and interfaith work.