Antisemitism in Universities

University of South Wales

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “The University has zero tolerance to anti-Semitism [sic] and other forms of racism and responds robustly to them. If such cases occur, we will use the whole of the definition of anti-Semitism [sic] including the IHRA definition as a reference point when dealing with specific allegations of anti-Semitism [sic] on campus. Should such allegations arise in relation to staff and student conduct, the University will refer to the whole of the definition of anti Semitism [sic] to guide its assessment of whether there issubstance to an allegation…”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th March 2023. On 7th July 2023, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, University of South Wales 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.