Antisemitism in Universities

University of Nottingham

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 on an unknown date in October 2019.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “Having utilised the IHRA definition for disciplinary investigations since March 2017, the definition was formally adopted in October 2019 and confirmed as such in a letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in that same month…The University’s Executive Board again noted their formal adoption of this at a meeting on 3 August 2020.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th July 2020. On 11th August 2020, the University responded.

Students’ Union

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

The Students’ Union announced the decision through a statement published on its website on 31st July 2020.


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.

Disgraced former Labour MP, Chris Williamson, is shamefully allowed to lecture at the University of Nottingham and is robustly denounced by Jewish students.

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.