Antisemitism in Universities

Swansea University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “Following full consideration in the University’s Equality Committee, Faith Committee, Senate, and Senior Leadership Team, it was agreed that the University would not adopt at this time, as there is a preference for a more inclusive statement, covering all faith groups.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 8th June 2023. On 28th June 2023, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 6th August 2020, Swansea 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.

Flyers accusing Jews of paedophilia found at Swansea University.

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.