Antisemitism in Universities

Teesside University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “The University has not adopted the IHRA Definition of antisemitism. The University’s Executive Team had discussed this but elected to agree a statement that is included in our Dignity at Work Policy which defines antisemitism as ‘Antisemitism, including rhetorical and physical manifestations directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and/or religious facilities’”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 10th July 2020. On 29th July 2020, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 6th August 2020, Teesside 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.