Universities

My progressive Jewish space away from home

By Sophie Lipton, November 1, 2013

When I came to Manchester and didn’t initially have a progressive Jewish space, it was difficult for me to connect with my Reform Judaism.

Of course, JSoc is great, and many of my closest friends were made at Manchester’s Friday night Shabbat meals.

But I felt there was something missing for progressive students - something I really desired.

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Campus Notebook: November 1, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 1, 2013

YOU CALL THAT A DEBATE?

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Found: the fake scholar who duped universities

By Nissan Tzur, October 31, 2013

Several universities welcomed an Israeli professor into their lecture theatres when he impressed them with his doctoral thesis in international law.

The academic, known only as Mariusz K, began a series of lectures across Poland earning up to £100,000 zloty (£25,000) from the various schools and colleges.

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No action against Brighton lecturer

By Charlotte Oliver, October 30, 2013

The University of Brighton has said it will not be taking disciplinary action against lecturer Tom Hickey following his attack on Israel studies courses in the UK last week.

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Why I 'do university right' my way

By Natasha Sporn, October 25, 2013

My school friends considered moving out for university to be the focal point of their higher education experience, but I made the decision to stay at home.

I spend my evenings as a television blogger needing peace and quiet, and also wanted to focus more on my degree than running a house.

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Candles (and Jews) blown out in Wales

By Isabelle Fraser , October 25, 2013

A group of Aberystwyth residents are up in arms over the exclusion of Orthodox Jews from their holiday homes.

Aberystwyth University has historically rented 150 student houses to members of Manchester’s Charedi community every August, for the past 20 years. This saw an influx of around a thousand Orthodox Jews to the area.

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Professor calls to ban Israel course

By Charlotte Oliver, October 25, 2013

A Brighton University lecturer has condemned Israel studies courses as “an Israeli state propaganda initiative”.

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Campus Notebook: October 25, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, October 24, 2013

AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR SCOTTISH PUB CRAWL

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UJS leader warns of new threat — ‘free Judaism’

By Anna Sheinman, October 18, 2013

INTERVIEW - DAVID BROWN

Religious organisations that hold free events on campus are preventing students from developing a genuine commitment to Judaism and Israel, the executive director of the Union of Jewish Students has warned.

David Brown, who joined UJS in June, said groups offering these events were detracting from the work of campus Jewish societies.

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Campus Notebook: October 18, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2013

INTRODUCING THE JWIT

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