Antisemitism in Universities

Ravensbourne University London

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

As part of its response, the University provided minutes of a meeting on 30th September 2021, which show that the Definition was not adopted.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “It was outlined that the OFS are tracking which institutions adopt IHRA and those that do not. Discussions took place as to whether Ravensbourne should adopt this, but it was agreed to wait until it becomes mandated, as we should be consistent in our approach and should not adopt one cause over another, as supported by our community code of conduct.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 9th June 2023. On 26th July 2023, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 6th August 2020, the Ravensbourne 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.