Antisemitism in Universities

University of the West of England

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 8th July 2021.

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Students’ Union at University of the West of England 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.

Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to University of West of England about Mr Siamak Alimi, a Senior IT Instructor in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, and his alleged tweets about the “Holocaust industry” and comparisons of Israelis to Nazis.

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.