Union of Jewish Students

Challenge is on to be best 'Jewniversity'

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

The first ever inter-university Jewish quiz will come to a climax next week with the final of Jewniversity Challenge.

The Union of Jewish Students’ competition has travelled the country in an attempt to find the brainiest group of young Jews.

Four regional heats have featured 27 teams competing for a place in the final, to be played in Nottingham on Wednesday, March 6.

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Campus Notebook: Manchester Booze for Jews

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

● Manchester JSoc’s annual Booze for Jews party attracted more than 150 students from across the country.

The event was one of a series of sessions which took place under the “Manchester’s Big Weekend” banner and included a Friday night dinner and Shabbat activities.

The weekend had a “space” theme and was attended by students from JSocs in Leeds, Nottingham and other cities.

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Oxford students reject Israel boycott proposal

By Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2013

Students at Oxford University have rejected a proposed boycott of Israel.

A motion proposing the student union join the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was rejected by 69 votes to 10, with 15 abstentions. If successful it would have been put to the National Union of Students conference in April.

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Board: Middlesex University failing Jewish students

By Marcus Dysch, February 21, 2013

Middlesex University is failing to meet its duty of care to Jewish students in a situation that has become “intolerable”, the Board of Deputies has claimed.

Board vice-president Jonathan Arkush said the university’s repeated hosting of anti-Israel events had allowed “hate speech” to flourish on its Hendon campus in north west London.

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I looked beyond the stereotypes to love LSE

By Jess Miron, February 7, 2013

I was surprised by the negative comments I received when I first told my family and Jewish friends that I was planning to study at LSE. Many referred to the antisemitic incident on a ski trip in 2011, in which a Jewish student was assaulted.

By the time I finally started university in October it was with some trepidation.

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Campus notebook: Leeds students launch video campaign

By Marcus Dysch, February 7, 2013

● Students from Leeds JSoc have set up a video campaign to remember victims of terrorist attacks on Israel and to combat anti-Israel activity on campus.

The Justice for January’s victims film features JSoc members displaying different dates from the month and stating how many people were killed in terrorist acts in Israel on that date during the past 20 years.

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A lot to digest ­– and I don’t enjoy cooking

By Jordan Jacobs, January 31, 2013

The second term has begun, and university life has commenced. Exams, coursework, society trips and work experience are just a few of the things to consider.

It is so different from home life, how I miss not having to cook every night, the dishwasher, sky satellite and other home comforts. To all those waiting to move away from home, do not take them for granted, you will miss them.

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UCL and King’s drive forward

By Anna Sheinman, January 31, 2013

With the UJS centre in Euston closing last year and many students living at home, London universities do not have a reputation for a buzzing Jewish social life.

However, two London JSocs, UCL and King’s, believe that is not true.

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Union of Jewish Students quits Camden for JW3 site

By Marcus Dysch, December 27, 2012

The Union of Jewish Students has agreed a deal to move its headquarters to the new Jewish Community Centre, JW3 in north London.

The student group will run its operations from offices on the first floor of the 10-storey residential tower at the JW3 site in Swiss Cottage.

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Student Joe Tarsh wins race to be next UJS president

By Marcus Dysch, December 20, 2012

A youth and community work student has been elected as the next president of the Union of Jewish Students.

Joe Tarsh said he would work to “build inclusivity” at the union and introduce services including open surgeries for students to raise concerns and suggest ideas for UJS to develop.

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