House of Commons
EDM #528
Tabled 14 November 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that university campuses should be a safe space for all students no matter their race, religion, sexuality or gender; welcomes the change of leadership in the National Union of Students (NUS); notes the improved relations between Jewish students and their representative body, the Union of Jewish Students and the current NUS president; further notes the need for a consistent approach by the NUS and vice-chancellors to deal with antisemitism and other forms of racism on campus; encourages universities and student unions to consult the Universities UK and NUS guidance on external speakers in order to inform their approach to managing difficult events on campus; further believes that the higher education sector has a duty to facilitate reporting systems and encourage reporting from students subjected to abuse on campus; calls on universities to put procedures in place to address violent protests; and further calls on universities to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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