Antisemitism in Universities

Nottingham Trent University

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 2020.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does apply the Definition in disciplinary matters, confirming that: “The University has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)  definition of Anti-Semitism in its entirety. This adoption is university-wide. The University did not adopt through a formal meeting – it was a decision taken by the  Vice-Chancellor in consultation with senior colleagues to adopt the definition. Therefore  this information is not held.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 10th July 2020. On 10th August 2020 the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 5th August 2020, Nottingham Trent 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. There may be additional incidents that have not yet been reported to us. To report an incident, please contact us.

Nottingham Trent University expelled a first-year student for photoshopping a Palestine sticker over the mouth of an Orthodox Jew sleeping on the London Underground.

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.