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Re/presenting Islam on Campus: Implications for Higher Education

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

This day-long session, organised in partnership with the SRHE, is an opportunity for HE professionals to engage with findings from the Re/presenting Islam on Campus project. It will include opportunities for participants to reflect on how these findings might inform their work with Muslim students and staff, and others who have a stake in the treatment of minority groups on UK university campuses. The aim is to communicate our project's findings among those most in a position to use them, and best placed to comment on how our work might respond to real life concerns. This event is aimed at: academics, university administrators and managers, professionals involved in outreach and access work with Muslim and other minority communities, student support services and others. Some of the questions that will be explored over the course of the day include:

-              What is the Muslim experience of campus life in the UK?

-              What distinctive challenges face Muslim students in the UK? What are the principal drivers of integration and division?

-              What are the faith needs of Muslim students and staff??

-              What is the impact of counter-terrorism legislation on campuses?

-              How do students of different faiths and beliefs relate to one another on campus?’How is Islam imagined on campus?



Professor Alison Scott-Baumann, SOAS University of London

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, CTPSR, Coventry University

Dr Aisha Phoenix, SOAS University of London


About AHRC Re/presenting Islam on Campus

Re/presenting Islam on Campus is a three year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) that explores the complexities of lived experience, representation and perception of Islam on UK university and higher education campuses. This project undertook in-depth ethnographic fieldwork at six higher education sites in the UK and also commissioned a questionnaire survey on experiences of Islam across UK universities.  Our work focussed on three specific areas: gender, interreligious relations and radicalisation and also looked at motivations, methods and models for the academic study of Islam in the UK. Our findings offer new and paradigm-changing insights across all these areas. For further information about the project and its team, please follow this link: 

Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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