Union of Jewish Students

'Outsider' UJS president: 'At last, I finally fit into the community'

By Naomi Firsht, December 18, 2014

Newly elected Union of Jewish Students president Hannah Brady regards herself as very different from her predecessors in the job.

"I have had quite an unusual route to this position," she said. "I've I come as northerner, as a complete outsider. JSoc life for me hasn't always been inclusive, I haven't always been welcomed with open arms."


Campus Notebook: December 12, 2014

By Naomi Firsht, January 8, 2015

Training on track

For the first time, the UJS Summit training weekend for newly elected JSoc committees included members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Over 100 students from 23 JSocs took part in activities at Grittleton House in Wiltshire.


Javid denounces 'smokescreen' arts censorship

December 18, 2014

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid spoke out against Israel boycotts in a speech that took a strong stance on artistic censorship at the UJS conference.

"I will always be proud to stand up and resist calls for boycotts of Israel, he said. "I know that such calls are nothing more than a smokescreen for the oldest hatred."


Culture Secretary Sajid Javid speaks at UJS Conference

By JC Reporter, December 17, 2014

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid, addressed students at the Union of Jewish Students Annual Conference on December 14.

Thank you for coming, and thank you for inviting me along today.

It’s always great to see young people getting engaged with the political process.

I vividly remember my own experience of student politics.


'Jewish students stand together to fight antisemitism'

By Noam Yossef, September 17, 2014

In response to the letter I previously wrote, I am amazed and overwhelmed with the support that the letter has received and the support surrounding my personal experience from students and friends. Jewish students’ standing together is what can make change happen.


Students scrap motion claiming campus antisemitism is exaggerated

By Sandy Rashty, September 17, 2014

The National Union of Students (NUS) has scrapped a motion that claimed reports of rising antisemitism on campus had been exaggerated in the wake of Operation Protective Edge.

In a meeting on Wednesday, the NUS national executive committee agreed to withdraw the controversial proposal after lobbying from the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).


Student leader attacks NUS for failing to respect Jews

By Sandy Rashty, September 16, 2014

The National Union of Students (NUS) has been condemned by a communal leader for its “failure to afford Jewish students the respect any other minority would receive”.


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”.