Antisemitism in Universities

Arts University Bournemouth

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on 25th November 2021.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 7th July 2020. On 30th July 2020, the University responded. On 1st December 2021, the University updated its response.

As part of its response, the University provided minutes of a meeting of its Equalities Committee on 18th November 2021, which show that the Definition was adopted. Additionally, the University published a statement on its website on an unknown date in 2021.

Students’ Union

When asked on 20th July 2020, Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union (AUBSU) confirmed that it had not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “…AUBSU are subject to AUB [Arts University Bournemouth] policies and procedures. AUB has stated that they refer to the IHRA definition when relevant; AUBSU also refers to the IHRA when relevant in discussions of antisemitism.”


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.