Antisemitism in Universities

University of Reading

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 24th May 2021.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “The University’s decision-making process that led to adopting the definition was undertaken as part of the in-depth Race Equality Review…published in May 2021…”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th July 2020. On 12th August 2020, the University responded. On 8th April 2022, the University updated its response.

Additionally, the University published its Race Equality Review recommendations on its website on an unknown date in 2021.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Reading University 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.