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New government fund to help universities tackle antisemitism on campus

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £144,261 of funding for a new programme to support universities in tackling antisemitism on campus.

The programme will be delivered by the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Union of Jewish Students and will involve 200 students and university leaders from across the country visiting the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Upon their return, they will take part in a seminar which will deal explicitly with campus issues and how to identify and tackle antisemitism.

The new programme will be jointly funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Education, building on the Holocaust Educational Trust’s highly successful ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ programme for school students.

It is expected that the 200 university student leaders who visit Auschwitz-Birkenau will then go on to deliver activity that engages a further 7,500 university students.

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