Union of Jewish Students

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.


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.


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.


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.


French students look to sue twitter

By JC Reporter, December 6, 2012

Jewish students in France have launched legal action to force Twitter to reveal the details of people who posted a slew of antisemitic messages.

The Union of Jewish Students said it had already forced the social networking site to remove slurs appearing under the hashtags ‘#unbonjuif’ and ‘#unjuifmort’ — meaning “a good Jew” and “a dead Jew”.


Trio hit campaign trail to secure Union of Jewish Students top job

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

Three contenders are vying for the top role in Jewish student politics.

Adam Charlton, Abigail Kay and Joe Tarsh will battle to be elected president of the Union of Jewish Students during a series of campus tours and hustings.

The winner will take on the one-year paid sabbatical post in the summer of 2013, with a mandate to represent Jewish students nationally.


Glasgow society celebrates landmark with gala dinner

November 22, 2012

Glasgow's Jewish student society has celebrated its centenary with a gala dinner attended by hundreds of current and former members.

Thought to be the first JSoc 100th anniversary party in Britain, Saturday night’s event followed a civic reception held to mark the contribution of Jews to the city.


Take a new approach to find your post-uni job

November 22, 2012

Despite all the warnings over the difficulties of finding graduate employment, there are genuine opportunities waiting to be snapped up. Our panel of post-graduates explain how they found fulfilling jobs by thinking creatively:

Emily Black - Teacher


UJS celebrates success of awareness weeks

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

Non-Jewish students have learnt about kashrut, Shabbat and Israel as part of a new project launched on university campuses across the country.

The Jewish Awareness Weeks, organised by the Union of Jewish Students, provide an opportunity for Jewish students to teach their peers about important aspects of their lives.


Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.