August has been busy for all our unions and despite the fact that it is currently vacation for British and Irish students; the staff and activists of UJS have been, as per usual, working at lightspeed. Apart from the recent BDS motion passed by the NUS NEC which we reported on our website. The National Union of Students (UK) also voted through a motion that supported the call for a two-state solution, and a more measured solidarity with both sides of the conflict. Jewish students in the UK have actively campaigned on the issues which they are passionate about, and made sure their voices are heard.
UJS are gearing up for the return of students to campus, with their 2nd annual Leadership and Political Training Summit taking place 1st-2nd September. Another major project they have also begun working on is their new Study Abroad Network, which will aim to connect Jewish students in the UK who want support for time they will spend on study abroad programmes. We recommend you read the Op-Ed by Ella Rose, President of UJS that was recently published in the Jewish Chronicle – Unified not Uniform.