Antisemitism in Universities

University of Wolverhampton

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

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

The Definition was adopted on 11th October 2021.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “On or around 11 October 2021, an amendment to the University Equality and Diversity Policy Statement was made to reflect the IHRA Definition… The University then informed the OfS of this and we were added to the list of providers of who adopted the IHRA working definition.”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 16th July 2020. On 13th August 2020, the University responded.  On 17th December 2021, the University updated its response.

Additionally, the University published a statement on its website on an unknown date in 2021.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Incidents

No incidents 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.

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.