The adoption comes after a call from the Education Secretary for universities to adopt the Definition.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Liz Barnes, said: “At Staffordshire University we strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community. Our decision to adopt the [D]efinition is a crucial step in combatting prejudice and makes clear that antisemitism will not be tolerated at our institution. We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and will continue to promote a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves and are able to achieve their potential free from prejudice.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has consistently backed efforts by the Government to encourage widespread adoption of the Definition by local authorities, universities and public bodies. The UK was the first country in the world to adopt the Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism, Lord Pickles and others worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street.
If any students are concerned about antisemitism on campus or need assistance, they can call us on 0330 822 0321, or e-mail [email protected].