Antisemitism in Universities

University of Huddersfield

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 24th June 2020.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “…the University uses the definitions of “discrimination” which has (sic) been formally adopted by the UK government. The University’s Senate approved the changes to the definition of Discrimination in the Student Regulations in June 2020.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th July 2020. On 10th August 2020, the University responded. On 1st November 2021, the University updated its response and again on 8th March 2022.

Students’ Union

When asked on 9th August 2020, Huddersfield Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition 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.