Antisemitism in Universities

Blackpool and the Flyde College

International Definition of Antisemitism


The College appears to have adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on an unknown date.

The University told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “…B&FC does not publish its support for any one specific, individual group over any other. However, please be assured that reference to the work of the IHRA is made in both mandatory induction and refresher training on Inclusion for all employees and is used as one example of an external driver in our (draft) EDI Strategy.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 7th July 2020. On 13th July 2020, the University responded. On 22nd June 2021, the University updated its response.

Students’ Union

When asked on 24th July 2020, Blackpool and the Flyde College Students’ Union confirmed that it had not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on 19th October 2020.


No incidents have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.