Union of Jewish Students

Student leader will give power back to grassroots

By Charlotte Oliver, July 3, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students must be more accountable to its members and should do more to promote grassroots initiatives, according to its new president.

Ella Rose outlined her desire to hand power back to students and make UJS more representative after taking up her role last week.


Hooray for Hull

May 1, 2014

A Jew, a Hindu and a Muslim walk into a room. No, it’s not the start of a joke. It’s what happens every week at Hull JSoc, where non-Jews outnumber Jews. Good on them and the other JSocs where small Jewish student populations necessitate creative solutions. Not that they are alone in opening up to non-Jews. Spurs have been known to have the odd gentile supporter.


Students hope interfaith event will ease St Andrews tensions

By Charlotte Oliver, April 10, 2014

Jewish students at a Scottish university who have been the target of anti-Israel protests hope a “groundbreaking” interfaith event will help to improve relations on campus.

More than 80 Jewish, Muslim and Christian students came together at St Andrews for a day of historical, political and religious discussion — themed under the title “Co-existence in the Middle East”.


National Union of Students' conference delays boycott debate

By Charlotte Oliver, April 10, 2014

Students have deferred a debate on a motion at this year’s National Union of Students’ conference, which called on the union to boycott Israel.


Campus Notebook: April 4, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, April 3, 2014

Work hard, play hard

Students who graduated from the Genesis course — Aish’s and JLE’s leadership initiative — were treated to a swanky dinner at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. More than 300 guests enjoyed a lavish feast, before being entertained by magician Stephen Barry and crooner Eli Tamir.

Shamrock Shabbat


Glitzy night out at the UJS 'Oscars'

By Mark Larah, April 3, 2014

“Dazzling”, “inspiring” and “where’s Ellen?” were just some of the phrases heard at the UJS awards night.

It was a glitzy affair with some 200 people — nominees, parents and guests — gathered at JW3 to celebrate the contributions to Jewish student life made by hundreds of JSoc committee members, activists, and educators throughout the year.


Fancy a job at UJS?

By Joe Tarsh, January 29, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students has existed for 40 years.

Before UJS, there was an "Inter-University Federation of Jewish Students". Both organisations have been made up of individual, campus-based Jewish Societies (JSocs) - providing representation, support, training and fun for young Jewish people as they embark on their university careers.


UJS elects first female president for seven years

By Charlotte Oliver, December 19, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students is to have its first female president in seven years after Nottingham undergraduate Ella Rose was elected to the position with a large majority.

The result was announced at the union’s annual national conference. Ms Rose, a 20-year-old final-year history and politics student, said she was “excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges” that lay ahead.


UJS Elections: It’s Mr Motivator versus Ms Experience

By Charlotte Oliver, November 29, 2013

Third-year students Raphi Diamond and Ella Rose have launched their campaigns to be the next Union of Jewish Students’ president.

The two candidates have spent the week touring campuses across the country and meeting members of Jewish Societies in a bid to gain support.


Two-person race for UJS president

By Charlotte Oliver, November 20, 2013

Campaigns were launched this week for the top role in Jewish student politics, UJS president, with two third-year students in the running.

Ella Rose is studying history and politics at the University of Nottingham. She hopes to use her experience as JSoc’s Israel campaigns officer to drive UJS forward as a “grassroots, peer-led organisation”.