A Jewish student has been elected to a National Union of Students (NUS) scrutiny role.
Amanda Sefton, 22, from Finchley, is among over a dozen students elected on Monday to serve on the NUS National Scrutiny Committee, which is the main body scrutinising union officers.
Sefton, who serves as education officer at the University of Birmingham Guild of Students, was “excited and thankful” to have been elected. “Antisemitism occurs far too often in the student movement, and there’s much more NUS can do to support Jewish students,” she said.
“I look forward to implementing my manifesto in my new role alongside scrutinising the work of the NUS officers to ensure they’re doing all they can to support Jewish students,” she added.
The Union of Jewish Students’ campaigns organiser Daniel Kosky congratulated Sefton. “We are proud that Jewish students continue to be successful in NUS elections at national conference, which is an empowering message to Jewish students across the country,” he said.