UCL response to letter from alumni about incidents of antisemitism
8 November 2023
In response to concerns raised by UCL alumni about a series of recent antisemitic incidents on our campus, we are publishing the following statement, outlining our total and utter condemnation of antisemitism.
A UCL spokesperson said: “We utterly condemn antisemitism in all its forms and have made this clear to our community.
“Over recent weeks, we have investigated a number of antisemitic incidents and have acted swiftly to take appropriate action through our disciplinary processes, including our Student Union suspending the Marxist Society. We also, however, have a responsibility to balance any actions we take with our legal duty to uphold freedom of speech.
“We have condemned University and College Union’s incoherent and disturbing motions and have demanded that the UCU, which is an organisation independent from UCL, remove these. We will take action if they do not do so.
“The wellbeing and welfare of our staff and students is our number one priority and we encourage all members of our community to report any such incidents, so we can investigate and take action.”
The open letter signed by UCL alumni was coordinated by The Pinsker Centre and we have responded formally. Here is our reply: UCL letter to The Pinsker Centre