Antisemitism in Universities

Manchester Metropolitan University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “…the University had adopted the IHRA definition in early 2019…”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 9th July 2020. On 5th February 2021, the University responded.

The University included the International Definition of Antisemitism in its the Student Code of Conduct and Student Guidance  published in 2017.

Students’ Union

When asked on 4th August 2020, the Union at Manchester Metropolitan University 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.

Tayyib Nawaz stepped down as Co-Chair of Manchester Labour Students after claiming that Adolf Hitler was Jewish and 150,000 Jews were in Nazi SS.

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.