Muslim Students

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 ...

Muslim Students Say Friday Prayers In The Rain After Room Shortage Row

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of Muslim students congregated in the rain for their Friday prayers last week, in protest at a "concerning" lack of facilities at their unive...

WATCH: Muslim Student Tackles White Supremacy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As part of Black History Month, Muslim student and spoken word poet Ibrahim Sincere has tackled the modern implications of racism and white supremacy....

Muslim Student Banned From School Because Of Beard Allowed Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim student who was excluded from school because he refused to shave off his beard has been allowed back to class, it has emerged. The pupil, ...

A Muslim's Guide to Starting University: Top Tips

Omar Ali | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Omar Ali

For many young Muslims who are new at university, that type of fun may not be quite your cup of tea. Navigating your way through university whilst having fun and making the most of the endless opportunities is something that, as a Muslim, isn't always obviously clear...

Boris: Forcing Girls To Wear Burkas To School Is 'Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Boris Johnson has said forcing children to wear burkas to school is "completely wrong", as it emerged several schools in the UK are forcing girls as y...

Nick Clegg Speaks Out Against Muslim Students' Veil Ban At Birmingham College

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has reiterated the right to wear religious dress to school after a row erupted over a college's decision to ban Musli...

Lucy Sherriff

Protest Planned Over Ban On Muslim Students Wearing Veils At Birmingham College

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Following the decision by a college to ban Muslim students from wearing veils, students, leaders and politicians alike are campaigning to have the co...

Birmingham College Bans Muslim Students From Wearing Veils For 'Security Reasons'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students have been banned from wearing religious veils to college after a principal ruled pupils' faces must be visible for security reasons. Birmi...

Muslim Students Break Their Ramadan Fast With The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Muslim students are inviting the homeless to join them in breaking their fast for Ramadan in the hope to challenge misconceptions about Islam. Stud...

Lucy Sherriff

MPs Deserting Counter-Extremism Group Amid Controversial Links

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Politicians are deserting counter-extremism group Student Rights, the Huffington Post UK can exclusively reveal, following the group's controversial c...

Islamic Student Societies Criticised After Woolwich Attack For 'Not Challenging' Radicalisation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Islamic student societies have been under the spotlight after Theresa May announced a crackdown on campus "radicalism" following the brutal attack on ...

Stop Demonising the Mainstream Muslim Community, the Biggest Barrier to Violent Extremism

Omar Ali | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Omar Ali

Sadly the Woolwich atrocity has been followed up by a wave of anti-Muslim violent extremism - a mosque that was petrol bombed last night is just one of many violent attacks on mosques, Muslims and their property in Britain.

Lucy Sherriff

'We Should Not Have To Constantly Reaffirm Our Distance From Terrorism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Muslim students have vented their frustration and anger over being "demonised" by the public and the media after two men, claiming to be Muslims, hack...

Defending the Right of - Muslim - Students

Chris Moos | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

Whether or not students want to segregate, in a liberal and democratic society the right to practising one's faith stops where one starts imposing it on others. Contrary to what some assert, there is no right of the religiously observant to impose their sensibilities on others.

Lucy Sherriff

'Inaccurate Headlines And Exaggeration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An anti-extremism organisation has blamed "inaccurate" newspaper headlines for creating a public backlash in which the group was accused of leading a ...