SU Officer Statement of Support

Oxford University Students’ Union stands in solidarity with our Palestinian students and the people of Palestine, and condemns the acts of violence by Israeli security forces. We mourn the loss of life as a result of the aforementioned acts of violence in East Jerusalem and elsewhere.  

We stand in support of the fundamental human rights of the Palestinian people including the right to peaceful protest – to protest against being forcibly evicted from their homes, to protest against illegal occupation, and to protest for their rights and freedoms. 

We stand in solidarity with students in Palestine and students in Oxford who have been affected by the violence. We take this view in line with our stance on a number of global conflicts, with our intention to support affected students in and from areas such as India and Hong Kong. This remains an incredibly tough time for students especially with ongoing academic pressures and continued uncertainty in the UK and across the world around coronavirus.  

At Oxford SU we remain committed to supporting student’s welfare and wellbeing in any way we can. Our priority is the safety of our students on and off-campus and we do not condone or tolerate any prejudice, racial targeting or hate crime to either our Jewish or Muslim students. We know events around the world can have an impact on student wellbeing and we encourage you to seek support if you are affected. Oxford SU’s Advice service remains available for any student to contact for free, independent and impartial advice and signposting to wellbeing, welfare and academic support resources, including information on how to submit mitigating circumstances. 

 

Information about the University Counselling Service which is free for students is available here. 

A range of wellbeing resources from Student Space are available here. 

Wellbeing resources from the Oxford University Islamic Society are available here. 

Wellbeing resources from the Union of Jewish Students are available here.