Universities

Nottingham students are the kings of Sherwood

April 11, 2008

Nottingham University Jewish Society football team have been crowned champions of their Sunday League Division One.

They now face a showdown against the winners of the Intra Mural Saturday League Division One for the right to represent the University against Loughborough University.

The side, created at the beginning of the academic year in October, got off to an outstanding start in the Semester One League, winning their first six games on the bounce, which included 10-2 and 5-0 victories.

Unfortunately, the team lost the final game, leaving them second in the table.

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NUS ejects hate group

By Jodie Mablin, April 11, 2008

The Union of Jewish Students has praised NUS for ejecting purveyors of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel material from its Blackpool conference last week.

Leaflets featuring offensive cartoons and slogans were distributed by Palestinian student group GUPS. After a complaint by a delegate to the conference steering committee, the GUPS members responsible were asked to leave the premises. They verbally abused students on the UJS stall before being escorted out by police.

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Future leaders relish university challenge

April 4, 2008

A learning-and-leadership initiative designed to meet the challenges of life on campus and beyond is being rolled out by the Jewish Learning Exchange.

In partnership with the Union of Jewish Students, Tribe and University Jewish Chaplaincy, the JLE’s Genesis programme has been extended to Nottingham after a successful pilot scheme in London.

One-hundred hand-picked students are expected to complete the course this year.

Genesis director Rabbi Avi Hill said that leading communal personalities ran sessions.

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Tributes for chaplaincy

March 28, 2008

The Chief Rabbi and Lady Sacks welcomed 60 guests to their London home for a reception to honour the work on UK campuses of the University Jewish Chaplaincy Board.

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