Antisemitism in Universities

London Metropolitan University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has said that it adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on 25th June 2020, but it was not clear from the University’s response whether the examples were adopted.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 9th July 2020. On 22nd October 2020, the University responded.

The University published a statement on its website on an unknown date in 2020, which only cited the introductory paragraph of the Definition.

As part of its response, the University provided a summary of decisions of a meeting of its Board of Governors on 25th June 2020, which confirms that the Definition was adopted.

Students’ Union

When asked on 3rd August 2020, London Metropolitan 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.