Antisemitism in Universities



University of Brighton


International Definition of Antisemitism

University

The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th July 2020. On 4th August 2020, the University responded.

It appears a paper dated 27th October 2020 was submitted to the University’s Academic Board for views on adoption of the Definition prior to consideration by the University’s Board of Governors. The University told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: [it] “…has decided to establish a commission to explore the issues raised by the definition more fully. Principally this will entail the specific and growing threat of antisemitism within our society, the growth and risks associated with other forms of racism and faith intolerance, and the appropriate response to these challenges for the University of Brighton as a modern anti-racist University. The work of the commission will be completed no later than six months from its launch in early 2021…”.

Students’ Union

When asked on 8th August 2020, Brighton Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Incidents

No incidents have been reported to us. There may be additional incidents that have not yet been reported to us. 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.