Antisemitism in Universities

Sheffield Hallam University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. It was not clear whether the examples were adopted.

The Definition was adopted on 2nd February 2021.

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website on 3rd February 2021. We are awaiting publication of the minutes of the University’s Board of Governors on 2nd February 2021 to ascertain if the examples were adopted.

Students’ Union

When asked on 6th August 2020, Sheffield Hallam 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, 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.

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) has condemned Sheffield Hallam University for failing to properly address a Jewish student’s complaint about antisemitism, and ordered the university to pay him compensation of £3,000.

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.