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NUS launches research into Jewish students' experiences on campus

Monday 28 November 2016

The National Union of Students (NUS) is today (November 28) launching a project to research the experiences of Jewish students in the UK. This is the first time NUS has looked at this area in such depth and the first NUS research into the experiences of a faith group.

The survey is open to all self-defining Jewish students and covers a broad range of questions about life on campus, the culture of debate and experiences in lecture halls.

NUS will work with the Union of Jewish Students to develop recommendations for students’ unions to ensure Jewish students feel welcome on campus. The recommendations and results of the research are due to be published in March 2017.

Rob Young, NUS vice president (society and citizenship), said: “I want to make sure the doors of the student movement are open to everyone and to do this, we need to hear directly from Jewish students how they are feeling on campus. It’s so important we make sure universities are inclusive and welcoming to Jewish people, and students’ views are vital in helping us to identify any issues and work to resolve them.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. For more information please contact the NUS Press Office on 07866 695010 or pressoffice@nus.org.uk.
  2. The questionnaire is available online here.