Jewish students have elected Hannah Rose to be the next president of the Union of Jewish Students.
Ms Rose is the younger sister of Ella Rose, a former UJS president, and is currently studying Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Bristol.
Students voted at the annual UJS conference and Ms Rose won 519 of the 936 votes cast. Mr Rosenberg won 333 votes, and Ms Cohen 80 votes. There were four votes to re-open the nominations.
Ms Rose said: “I’ve been clear throughout my campaign that I believe in UJS and the power of Jewish students, and I’m honoured to be elected to lead and represent them.
“My campaign wasn’t about me or my politics, and my presidency won’t be either; it’ll be about all 8,500 Jewish students and what we can achieve when we are united.
“I know that there are challenges ahead, but I look forward to representing our vibrant, democratic and diverse union to the best of my ability.”
She paid tribute to the campaigns of her fellow candidates who, she said, had “brought in new voices and experiences, and I hope that UJS can take forwards the lessons of this diverse campaign”.
Josh Holt, current UJS president, congratulated Ms Rose on her victory.
“With an impressive mandate, I have no doubt that she will lead UJS into its 100th year with passion, dedication and a significant vision for the future of our union,” he said.
“I would also like to congratulate all three candidates, their teams and the wider Jewish student population on conducting themselves maturely and respectfully throughout this election, engaging with ideas that challenge their own.
“Our Jewish student leadership and communities can contain views and ideas that stretch well beyond the majority, which is reflected in the strength of the debates we heard today at UJS Conference; indeed, majority mandates shape our policies and our work on campuses, but they are not parameters for inclusivity or discussions within J-Socs and UJS.
“Jewish students continue to be unified, not uniform, and our diversity remains our strength.”