Stu­dents’ ef­forts re­warded

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY DANIEL SUGARMAN

THE UNION of Jewish Stu­dents’ an­nual awards night hon­oured Jewish so­ci­eties and stu­dents from across the coun­try.

Izzy Lenga, who sat on the Na­tional Union of Stu­dents’ Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, won the Alan Senitt Award for Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Cam­pus Life.

Ms Lenga, who has spo­ken of her strug­gles to de­fend Jewish stu­dents from an­ti­semitic and anti-Is­rael ac­tivism on cam­pus, was pre­sented with the award by Mr Senitt’s sis­ter, Emma.

Josh Seitler, UJS pres­i­dent, told at­ten­dees at last Thurs­day night’s cer­e­mony in cen­tral Lon­don: “Tonight is about say­ing thank you to the stu­dents for all that you do.”

The Aberdeen and Ex­eter Univer­sity so­ci­eties were jointly hon­oured, shar­ing the De­vel­op­ing JSoc of the Year award.

The Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh’s JSoc Burns Ball scooped the award for event of the year, and Liver­pool JSoc was hon­oured for run­ning the ed­u­ca­tion project of the year with its Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Day event.

The award for JSoc of the year was de­cided on the night — with the JSocs at the Univer­sity of Birmingham and the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics re­ceiv­ing 52 votes each.

Nina Rauch, at Cam­bridge, re­ceived an award for So­cial Ac­tion Project of the Year in recog­ni­tion of her work pro­mot­ing Pink Week, a breast cancer fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive.

Yoni Stone, at Ox­ford, won the Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Project of the Year award for his DJing as part of the Yoelling Stones duo.

Daniel Voignac, of Im­pe­rial Col­lege, won the Alan Web­ber Is­rael en­gage­ment award for se­cur­ing fund­ing to or­gan­ise a trip for 40 non-Jewish en­trepreneurs to visit Is­rael in or­der to see tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ments in the coun­try.

Re­becca Filer, from Bris­tol Univer­sity, won the Ded­i­ca­tion to Lib­er­a­tion Ac­tivism Award for her ef­forts to help mi­nori­ties. She told the JC: “We can al­ways do bet­ter to em­power and fight for women, LGBT+ and dis­abled peo­ple

in our com­mu­nity.”

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