Universities

Jewish students get ahead at NUS conference

By Charlotte Oliver, April 15, 2014

Jewish students made their mark at this year's National Union of Students (NUS) conference, held last week in Liverpool, with a variety of activities that worked to strengthen the Jewish contribution to mainstream life on campus.

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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”.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Students set for UJS ‘Oscar night’

By Charlotte Oliver, March 28, 2014

Jewish societies have been undeniably busy this year, with efforts ranging from Friday night dinners to campaigns to block boycotters and counter Israel Apartheid Week on campus.

These achievements will be honoured on Sunday, when over 180 students come together at JW3 in London for their version of Oscar night — the annual Union of Jewish Students Awards.

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Hostility fears keep Israeli students away from UK

By Marcus Dysch, March 28, 2014

A false perception that Britain is hostile towards Israelis has led to fewer students coming to study, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has claimed.

Mr Willetts said closer research links and increased academic exchanges with Israelis were needed to reverse the decline.

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Campus Notebook: March 28, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, March 27, 2014

STAY CLASSY, NOTTINGHAM UNI

Three Nottingham students are making waves by establishing themselves as stars of local media.

First it was JSoc president Jordan Rinsler and committee member Ben Carr channelling their very best Ron Burgundys as correspondents for University Radio Nottingham during the student union elections.

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Kings College London's student union votes for Israel boycott

By Charlotte Oliver, March 27, 2014

Students at Kings College London passed a controversial anti-Israel motion this week, despite strong opposition from Jews on campus.

The motion, which was passed by the student union, called for the university to boycott Israel and “raise awareness of the country’s apartheid policies”.

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Campus Notebook: March 21, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, March 21, 2014

(SOUP) STARTER FOR TEN

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