Antisemitism in Universities

Edge Hill University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, but it has not provided evidence to support its claim.

The University said that the Definition was adopted on 10th February 2020.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that the Definition is used for disciplinary purposes.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th July 2020. On 7th September 2020, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 25th July 2020, Edge Hill Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.


The following are recent incidents that 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.

President-Elect of Edge Hill University’s Students’ Union dressed up as a prisoner from a Nazi concentration camp and then claimed that complaints against him were a conspiracy to damage him.

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.