Antisemitism in Universities

University of Westminster

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 17th March 2021.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that:
“…adoption includes both the definition and the examples”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 16th July 2020. On 2nd November 2020, the University responded. On 3rd and 11th June 2021, the University updated its response.

As part of its response, the University provided minutes of a meeting of its Court of Governors on 17th March 2021, which show that the Definition was adopted.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, University of Westminster 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.