Given the concerns that we hear today about antisemitism and anti-Zionism on university campuses, it is worth remembering that there was a time when Jewish student societies were banned outright in some students' unions.
The new term got off to a flying start for Jewish students in Leeds, with more than 100 freshers joining the Jewish Society, a new kosher halls of residence, and the arrival of Aish "couple-on-campus" Rabbi Adam and Anna Ross.
The Union of Jewish Students has welcomed new legislation to tackle extremism on campus.
Universities must have risk assessment procedures for speakers and provide a counter narrative at events where those with extreme views are speaking, according to the legislation that came into effect this week.
A chaplain is usually a student's first port of call for a hot Shabbat meal or some religious advice. This year, the majority of universities begin term during the Yom Tov period, with some fresher's fairs falling on Yom Kippur and classes clashing with Sukkot.
With weeks to go until the new university term begins, more than 100 soon-to-be undergraduates interrupted their Ikea runs and reading lists on Thursday to attend UniFest 2015.
The day-long festivities, which were hosted by JW3 in north London in association with the Pears Foundation, UJS and UJIA, offered a crash course on all areas of student life - from networking and cooking on a budget, to