Muslim Students

This Teenager Dreams Of Becoming The World's First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Like many young girls Stephanie Kurlow, who had been dancing since she was two, dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But, in 2010, she stopped performing ...

Schools Should Be Able To Ban Muslim Girls From Wearing Veils, Say Nicky Morgan And Ofsted Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Schools should be able to decide whether or not to ban Muslim girls from wearing veils, as they cause communication problems in the classroom, the edu...

Changing Exams To Accommodate Ramadan 'Sets Very Bad Precedent,' Says Ofsted Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The head of Ofsted has said moving A-level and GCSE exams to accommodate Ramadan and other religious festivals would set a "really bad precedent", put...

'Jihadi John Sympathisers' Are Speaking At Universities And The NUS Doesn't Seem To Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students (NUS) has tried to rubbish a Daily Mail story that claims Jihadi John sympathisers are speaking at universities, but ha...

Some Facts About That 'Exams Being Rescheduled Around Ramadan' Story

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's biggest exam council has belatedly tried to downplay fears that hundreds of thousands of teenagers will face major timetable disruption to a...

GCSEs And A-Levels Set To Be Rescheduled So They Don't Clash With Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A number of GCSE and A-level exams look set to be rescheduled to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month Ramadan, after concerns were raised fastin...

Muslim Schoolgirl Branded 'Terrorist' Gives Moving Speech About Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Newcastle schoolgirl who was branded a "terrorist" by fellow students in the wake of the Paris attacks has spoken out against Islamophobia in a movi...

An Islamic Society At A London University Has Been Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Islamic Society at Queen Mary University, London, has been suspended over alleged breaches of protocol and procedure. In a Facebook post, the s...

This Student's Response To Donald Trump Wanting To Ban Muslims From America Is Just Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Donald Trump has called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, as many apparently nurse a "hatred" towards the country. Many have been tw...

Muslim Student Punched In The Face In Birmingham City Centre For 'Wearing A Hijab'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager was punched in the face in broad daylight for "wearing a hijab", and the attack in Birmingham has left the student too scared to wal...

What Happened When A Muslim Schoolboy Stood In The Cold For Two Hours Offering Free Hugs To 'Combat Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim schoolboy from Nottingham stood in the cold for two hours offering free hugs to strangers to show "not all Muslims are terrorists". Yusf P...

Muslim Students Threaten To Sue College After They Were Suspended For 'Complaining About Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three 19-year-old students have threatened to sue their college, claiming they were suspended during their exams for raising awareness about Islamopho...

24 Reasons Why We Should Challenge Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A campaign to challenge Islamophobia at Warwick University in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has been started by education officer Maahwish Mir...

Meet The Muslims Declaring Jihad Against Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's Muslim Youth League has declared jihad against Isis saying terrorist groups have "no links with Islam or the Muslim community". The league...

Controversial 'Homophobic' Speaker Postponed After 'Jihadi John' Security Concerns

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Westminster has postponed an event hosting a controversial Islamic speaker after security concerns following the identification of ...

Government To Develop Sharia Student Loan System For Muslim Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is to develop a student loan system complaint for Sharia Law in order to boost the Muslim population at England's universities, it has ...

Lucy Sherriff

A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Drinking is embedded in the student culture, so for those who abstain, it's bound to be somewhat of a struggle to integrate, particularly during the a...

Lucy Sherriff

'Female Muslim Students Must Now Balance The Fear Of Going Outside With Taking Their Exams'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Female Muslim students who wear hijabs and other traditional dress are living in fear after Essex University student Nahid Almanea was stabbed to deat...

Essex Student Stabbed To Death 'For Wearing Muslim Dress'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

A Saudi Arabian student stabbed to death in brutal attack on an Essex footpath may have been targeted for her Islamic dress. Detectives are investi...

Sharia Law Student Loans To Be Introduced To Encourage More Muslims Into University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is planning to introduce student loans which will be compliant with Sharia law in order to encourage more Muslims to attend university....

Student Rights Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine as Fifth SU Publicly Condemns 'Anti-Extremism' Group

Hilary Aked | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Aked

Another students union has officially condemned the 'anti-extremism' organisation 'Student Rights'. On Thursday Kingston university became the fifth campus (following motions at LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, and UCL) to join the counter-campaign called 'Real Student Rights' which continues to grow on the back of coverage in the national press.

Setting the Record Straight on Student Rights

Rupert Sutton | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

With the issue of gender segregation in the media, attacks on those opposing this practice have been epitomised on this website by Hilary Aked, who ignores the broad mass of public opinion that refused to accept guidance excusing discrimination.

The 'Segregation' Debate and Muslim Female Empowerment

Camillia Khan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camillia Khan

Taking away the basic freedom to choose a room arrangement from mature and democratically elected student groups such as Islamic societies will only seek to alienate Muslim students from social engagement by denying their right to religious freedom.  

Universities Can Segregate Men And Women, Says New Guidance

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Universities can segregate by gender in talks from external speakers, as long as men and women are sat side by side and not one in front of the other,...

University Agreed To Host Anti-Gay Islamic Preacher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading university agreed to provide a platform for an openly homophobic Islamic preacher, despite YouTube videos showing the cleric denouncing gay ...