Antisemitism in Universities

University of the Arts London

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on 30th October 2020.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “It [the Definition] was adopted as an executive decision and confirmed to the Secretary of State for the Department of Education on 30th October 2020.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th July 2020. On 11th August 2020, the University responded.  On 7th March 2022, the University updated its response.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Arts 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. There may be additional incidents that have not yet been reported to us. To report an incident, please contact us.

Central Saint Martins, a college of the University of the Arts London, removes imitation Nazi banner “art” hung by student in defiance of teaching staff.

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.