Union of Jewish Students elects its 2021-22 president

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Union of Jewish Students elects its 2021-22 president

Nina Freedman from Bristol beats three other challengers to head the 8,500-member organisation from June next year

Nina Freedman from the University of Bristol will become UJS president in June 2021
Nina Freedman from the University of Bristol will become UJS president in June 2021

The next president of the Union of Jewish Students has been announced as Nina Freedman from the University of Bristol, who beat three other candidates to lead the historic organisation.

Current president James Harris congratulated her and paid tribute to four “incredible” candidates, saying: “It is not easy to put yourself out there, least of all in the extraordinary times we find ourselves in.”

Freedman, who will take over in June, promised to focus on connecting current students with older students, build a strong relationship with the wider student community and reconnect with Jewish students after the pandemic.

“Nina’s pledges went on to commit to connecting students nationally through large-scale online events and setting up an alumni network to offer career opportunities and advice to current students,” said Harris.

UJS has around 8,500 members and represents more than 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses around the country.

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