Antisemitism in Universities

University of Leicester

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 an unknown date in May 2020.

The University announced the decision through its Definitions for Dignity and Respect at Leicester Policy published on its website on an unknown date in May 2020.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Leicester 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.

Campaign Against Antisemitism will be writing to the University of Leicester and the University and College Union (UCU) regarding lecturer, Dr Joseph Choonara, who delivered a rant in which he dismissed reports of antisemitism as “lies”.

“Hitler wanted my kind alive”: outrage at antisemitic messages at Leicester University white t-shirt party.

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.