Antisemitism in Universities

University of Southampton

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The Definition was adopted on 9th November 2020.

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website on 9th November 2020. It was not clear from the statement whether the examples were adopted. We have sought clarification from the University on adoption of the examples.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Southampton University 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.

Emeritus Professor of Composition in Music at the University of Southampton, Matthew Scott,  reportedly under police investigation over alleged antisemitic comment.

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.