Antisemitism in Universities

Newman University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University does not appear to have adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The University published a statement on its website on an unknown date in 2021 which stated: “Newman University Council, on 23 February 2021, agreed the Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. It was resolved to adopt the short definition, excluding the illustrative examples which we would neither adopt nor challenge…”

Campaign Against Antisemitism considers the examples to be integral to the Definition, without which an adoption is not complete. In a statement on 7th August 2018, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance reiterated the integrality of the examples to the Definition.

Students’ Union

When asked on 12th August 2020, Newman Students’ Union confirmed in its response on 6th October 2020, that it had adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism, for inclusion in its Code of Conduct, on 24th September 2020.


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.