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#IAM2020 National ISoc Quiz Night

#IAM2020 National ISoc Quiz Night

Categories: Past Event Articles

Monday November 30 2020

On Tuesday 24th November, as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, MEND and MAB Youth collaborated to host the National ISoc Quiz Night.

University ISocs from up and down the country put their knowledge to the test in our inter-ISoc quiz, covering a range of topics. 

We also had discussions with MAB Youth, MEND, IRU and Nottingham Trent University about Islamophobia in Universities. During the discussion, they touched on the Muslim Student experience in the pandemic/Islamophobia, cases the IRU has seen with regards to islamophobia in education and what they have done to support, how the pandemic has impacted young Muslims both personally and educationally, and the practical steps that can be taken to address Islamophobia in Education.

During the evening, we also launched our MEND Youth Leaders programme. Young Muslims are some of the most ambitious, hard-working and resilient groups of people that exist in the UK but, unfortunately, they do not always receive opportunities that other groups might take for granted. MEND is looking to fill this gap by providing young Muslims with the skills and confidence to be active members in civic society.

The MEND Youth Leaders programme will be providing really high quality training across a range of different areas such as:

  1. Leadership skills
  2. Public speaking
  3. Media training
  4. Political awareness
  5. Community engagement

We are aiming to start this programme in Summer 2021, so please email in your expressions of interest to [email protected] by 31 December 2020.

Congratulations to our finalists De Montfort University, Loughborough University and Anglia Ruskin University. Loughborough University were our eventual winners and we hope the cash prize is put to good use by the ISoc!

Many thanks to the ISocs who took part, to MAB Youth, IRU, and Nottingham Trent University for contributing to the discussion, to Molly Dawson for telling her story, to Mariyah Zaman for being our Quizmaster and a big thanks to Mohammed Shoaib for doing a stellar job hosting the event.

You can catch up here on Facebook.


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