SHU criticised over failure to consider antisemitism complaint

Last week, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) was reported to have ruled that Sheffield Hallam University should pay compensation to a student for dismissing his complaints about the behaviour of the university Palestine Society. The anonymous student first filed an official complaint with the Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union in […]

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Police called after protesters target UCL event

Dozens of police officers were called to University College London (UCL) on Thursday evening after anti-Israel protesters targeted an event organised by pro-Israel advocacy groups, according to initial reports. Israeli activist, Hen Mazzig, was addressing an event at UCL hosted by the Friends of Israel student group, when anti-Israel protesters from the Friends of Palestine […]

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Student Rights at the University of Manchester

Last week, Elliot Miller, the new National Organiser at Student Rights, led a ‘Challenging Extremism Workshop’ session at the University of Manchester. Hosted by students on 20th October, the workshop consisted of a brief presentation about the different types of extreme speakers and groups which target campuses, as well as the pros and cons of […]

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Students protest neo-Nazi presence on-campus

Students at Royal Holloway held a counter-demonstration today to show their opposition to the presence of a Racial Volunteer Force (RVF) protest on their campus. The extremist group, formed by former Combat 18 members in 2003, had announced its members would be appearing at the university to support cleaners it claims were sacked for attending […]

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The Huffington Post: When It Comes To Anti-Semitism, The NUS Just Doesn’t Get It

With the release of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s (HASC) much publicised report concerning anti-Semitism in the UK, campus tensions facing Jewish students have once more become a pressing issue of public discourse. ​Amid the general rise of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK, the British press has notably covered alleged anti-Semitic behaviour within the National […]

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Student campaign posters vandalised with racist graffiti

Earlier this week, The Mancunion, the University of Manchester’s student paper, reported that racist graffiti had been directed towards one of the candidates standing in the student union elections. On Monday, it was discovered that the posters of a student standing to be the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer had been defaced and vandalised […]

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Home Affairs Committee report slams NUS leadership

Yesterday saw the release of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s (HASC) report into antisemitism in the UK, which included a significant section on campus antisemitism. While this section began by detailing the controversy around Oxford University Labour Club, as well as Baroness Royall’s report into the matter, the focus was on the National Union of […]

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Student Voice: Prevent and the NUS’ credibility gap on tackling extremism

Queen Mary student, Jacob Kishere, attended last month’s ‘Students not Suspects’ event at his university which saw NUS vice president, Shelly Asquith, criticised for encouraging students to ensure universities were unable to fulfill their legal duties around Prevent. Here, he gives his take on the positions taken by the speakers. All views are his own, […]

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