Universities

Student politics isn’t working

By Maggie Suissa, October 24, 2014

Last week, while we were sitting in our succahs, student politics took a worrying turn.

Goldsmiths students union rejected a motion which called to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, as well as other days marking genocides in Europe.

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Our fight to change the NUS

By Maggie Suissa, October 23, 2014

Last week student politics took a worrying turn. Goldsmiths students union rejected a motion which called to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. It also became apparent that the National Union of Students had rejected a call to condemn ISIS, and the far-right group National Action made another campus appearance, this time at Warwick.

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Students play down memorial day row

By Naomi Firsht, October 23, 2014

The student union at Goldsmiths College has denied it rejected Holocaust Memorial Day.

A motion to mark HMD, as well as days commemorating genocides in Armenia and Ukraine, was voted down by 60 to one.

Student Colin Cortbus, who put forward the proposal, said its rejection was "sad for democracy and tolerance".

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Students condemn their professors over Israel criticism

By Josh Jackman, October 14, 2014

Cambridge University students have condemned 60 academics who issued a statement criticising Israel.

The students said the professors were “misguided and myopic”, and called their statement “un-academic”.

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UK students reject chance to study in Israel

By Michael Knipe, September 12, 2014

British graduates are missing out on scholarships to study at Israeli universities because of students' negative attitudes towards Israel.

For more than 40 years two educational trusts administered by the Anglo-Israel Association (AIA) have awarded scholarships for graduates to undertaking research at Israeli universities and for Israelis to study at British institutions.

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University's over and you're officially unemployed...now what?

By Sophie Lipton, September 9, 2014

All that can be shown for three years at university is an expired student card, a hefty student loan screaming "pay me", and a glossy graduation photo that will perhaps sit on the mantelpiece for eternity.

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Why chaplains matter on campus

By Josh Isaac, September 4, 2014

Never will UK Students be able to go even one week without the invaluable support of chaplaincy. This is the sometimes underestimated rabbinical backbone of Jewish life on campus.

Whilst some do their work alongside their dedicated spouses, some of the chaplains work tirelessly on their own to ensure that they are there for Jewish Students in a range of individual cases.

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Unified not uniform

By Ella Rose, August 19, 2014

The past months have seen testing times for the Jewish community, culminating in some people attacking our community’s leadership on not defending Israel enough and some Jewish students attacking UJS for defending Israel too much.

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Campus Highlights 2013-14

By Josh Isaac, July 29, 2014

A Look over the past year at Universities in the UK to see some of the most memorable events

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Art Show at JW3 (UJS).jpg
Cambridge Win Jewniversity Challenge (UJS).jpg
Camden Pub Crawl (UCL JSoc).jpg
Jewish Experience Week (UJS).jpg
JUEFA Cup (UJS).jpg
JUEFA Cup 2 (UJS).jpg
Holocaust Memorial Day at Brunel (R'Broder).jpg
Leeds JSoc (UJS).jpg
Preparing for Shabbat (Nottingham JSoc).png
Project VI (UCL JSoc).jpg
UJS Awards (UJS).jpg
UJS Awards Winners (UJS).jpg
UJS Summit (UJS).jpg
UJS Summit 2 (UJS).jpg
Warwick JSoc on Yom Ha'atzmaut (UJS).jpg

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Greek Orthodox priest launches King's College London's Israel Society

By Charlotte Oliver, June 18, 2014

King's College London's newly launched Israel Society held its first event last week, when Father Gabriel Nadaf visited campus.

The Greek Orthodox priest, who encourages Arab Christians to participate in military and national service, is a leading and sometime controversial voice in Israeli politics.

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