On Campus in January 2014

January 29, 2014

Students are getting back into university life with late-night revision sessions, supplemented by bagels and Friday night dinners. Meanwhile, Holocaust Memorial Day proved once more to be an incredibly significant day on campus - reminding all that remembrance remains imperative.

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Finding feet - and a flat - in Glasgow

By Isaac Ansell Forsyth, January 28, 2014

Glasgow JSoc has taken a giant leap closer to establishing a Jewish student flat in Glasgow.

The thriving Jewish Society, which caters for all of Glasgow’s universities, was awarded runner up Developing Jsoc of the Year in 2013. We believe that this will allow for further growth and success for Glasgow’s Jewish students...All that we require now are residents for the flat!


Coasting along just fine at Sussex

By Gabriel Webber, January 17, 2014

At Limmud, two different people asked me where I go to university, heard my reply of “Sussex” and looked shocked. “It’s not very friendly there, is it?” asked one of them in hushed tones. I asked what they meant. “Not very friendly to Jews!” they explained.


UJS elects first female president for seven years

By Charlotte Oliver, December 19, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students is to have its first female president in seven years after Nottingham undergraduate Ella Rose was elected to the position with a large majority.

The result was announced at the union’s annual national conference. Ms Rose, a 20-year-old final-year history and politics student, said she was “excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges” that lay ahead.


Campus Notebook: December 13, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, December 13, 2013



Campus Notebook: December 6, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, December 6, 2013



Backing for university hate speech guidelines

By Charlotte Oliver, December 5, 2013

Jewish community representatives gave the thumbs up this week to new guidelines published by Universities UK on tackling hate speakers on campus.

But they expressed disappointment over the use of a fictional case study, which described Jewish students shouting down a pro-Palestinian speaker.


Student hospitalised after Birmingham Hillel Chanucah blaze

By Charlotte Oliver, December 5, 2013

A chanucah candle was the cause of a fire that left one person in hospital and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at the Hillel House in Birmingham last week.

The blaze broke out on the second night of Chanucah in the library of the student residence where several menorahs had been lit to mark the festival.


On Campus in December 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, December 4, 2013

The beginning of December was lit by menorahs as Chanucah ushered in the cold, wintery month. Students around the UK got into the holiday spirit, joining JSocs, Chabadniks and Chaplains in celebrating the occasion with parties, dinners - and, of course, a whole lot of doughnuts.

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Campus Notebook: November 29, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 29, 2013