Antisemitism in Universities

University of Liverpool

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

The University has said that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on 26th June 2019, but it was not clear from the University’s response whether the examples were adopted.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does apply the Definition in disciplinary matters.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th July 2020. On 6th August 2020, the University responded.

As part of its response, the University provided minutes of a meeting of its Senate on 26th June 2019, which state that the Definition was adopted but only cited the introductory paragraph of the Definition.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Liverpool Guild of Students failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Incidents

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.