Event details

Re/presenting Islam on Campus: Implications for Higher Education

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

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:  https://www.soas.ac.uk/representingislamoncampus/


This day-long session that is being organised in partnership with the SRHE is an opportunity for HE professionals to engage with findings from this project, to reflect on how these findings have the potential shape their work with Muslim students and others who experience Islam on UK university campuses in different ways. The aim is to communicate our project's findings among those most in a position to use them, and best placed to advise us 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 are the faith needs of these students?

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

-          What is role of inter-faith dialogue on campuses?

-          What are the real and imagined problems surrounding Islam on campus?



Professor Alison Scott-Baumann, SOAS University of London

Professor Mathew Guest, Durham University

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, CTPSR, Coventry University

Dr Shuruq Naguib, Lancaster University

Dr Aisha Phoenix, SOAS University of London


Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
Signup Deadline: Friday, 26 October 2018
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £75.00
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