Union of Jewish Students

Student questions answered

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013

A young science graduate has published a book explaining the Jewish attitude towards other faiths based on his campus experiences in London.

Sina Cohen, who was president of the Jewish society at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2008-11, hopes that The Jewish Position on Other Religions will be helpful to students.

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Small is beautiful: the rise of the mini-JSoc

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013

There are many opportunities to be involved in Jewish life on campus, but for thousands of students, whether they are fresh-faced first years or diligent finalists, their university Jewish Society is the centre of their university experience.

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UJS cooks up feast of Israeli culture

By Anna Sheinman, August 15, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students has taken steps to strengthen its cultural ties with Israel.

New initiatives include a YouTube channel with an Israeli cooking programme filmed in the demonstration kitchen at the UJS new base at JW3 in London.

It is also planning a series of concerts on campus by famous Israeli band Hadag Nachash.

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Creating a safe space for minority students

By Zoe Winograd, May 17, 2013

“Feminism is seen as a dirty word within the Jewish community and I want this to change.” That is the view of Melissa Leigh, co-chair of the new Union of Jewish Students Women’s Network.

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Students tell Israel to stop Bedouin ‘eviction’

By Simon Rocker, May 9, 2013

Jewish youth and students in Britain have protested to Israeli leaders over a proposed Knesset bill to relocate Bedouin families who live in the Negev desert.

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Bristol resurgence brings Hillel back to city

By Anna Sheinman, May 9, 2013

A new Hillel House is to open in Bristol, providing kosher accommodation for students in the city for the first time in eight years.

The last Hillel closed in 2005 due to low demand, but a surge in Jewish students applying to universities in Bristol has driven the demand for kosher housing.

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Apprentices are the way forward, Lord Sugar tells UJS

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Training schemes and internships could be better co-ordinated to benefit both businesses and potential employees, Lord Sugar has told Jewish students.

He said interns were a distraction for workers and that independent training programmes funded by the government should be scrapped in favour of directly paying companies to train apprentices.

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Do some work, make friends, and don’t worry

By Jordan Jacobs, May 2, 2013

University life is chaotic, challenging, and eye-opening.

With the exam season approaching there has been a shift to revision. Long nights beckon, but this time they will largely be in my room, and sober. I do not want £9,000 in tuition fees to go to waste.

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Jewish society flourishes in Scotland

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Glasgow JSoc has enjoyed a year of revival, culminating with being named runner-up in the Developing JSoc of the Year category at the Union of Jewish Students’ annual awards.

New committee members said they had worked hard to run a series of innovative events, including a Shabbat dinner hosted by Glasgow University’s Catholic chaplaincy.

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Families plan for future after hearing realities of campus life

By Josh Lewis, April 25, 2013

Dozens of sixth form pupils and their parents heard about kashrut, security issues and social activities on campuses at the Union of Jewish Students’s first university information evening.

The event informed teenagers who are applying to universities, and offered practical and financial advice to their families.

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