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



Universities raise £1.2m to save rare documents

By Simon Rocker, November 29, 2013

Oxford and Cambridge Universities compete as fiercely in the academic arena as they do in the boat race.

But, in a unique partnership, the two rival institutions have joined forces to save a collection of rare medieval Hebrew documents for Britain.


UJS Elections: It’s Mr Motivator versus Ms Experience

By Charlotte Oliver, November 29, 2013

Third-year students Raphi Diamond and Ella Rose have launched their campaigns to be the next Union of Jewish Students’ president.

The two candidates have spent the week touring campuses across the country and meeting members of Jewish Societies in a bid to gain support.


Campus Notebook: November 22, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 22, 2013



Two-person race for UJS president

By Charlotte Oliver, November 20, 2013

Campaigns were launched this week for the top role in Jewish student politics, UJS president, with two third-year students in the running.

Ella Rose is studying history and politics at the University of Nottingham. She hopes to use her experience as JSoc’s Israel campaigns officer to drive UJS forward as a “grassroots, peer-led organisation”.


Campus Notebook: November 15, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2013



Manchester victory over boycotters

By Charlotte Oliver, November 14, 2013

Manchester University Jewish Society defeated a motion at the students’ union last week, which called on the university to end its partnership plans with Israel’s Technion Institute.

The Students’ Union Assembly gathered 17 randomly selected students to vote on the motion, which protested against an agreement signed in August between the university and the Haifa-based institute.