LUU should explore a working definition of Islamophobia, led by Muslim students at Leeds

Passed: May 2021 (11th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

A number of students have contacted LUU to ask that we scope the need for a published definition of Islamophobia in order for us to be able to better support Muslim students at Leeds. We want to make sure that any definition developed is done so in full collaboration with the students it will serve.

We propose that LUU works in partnership with Leeds’ Islamic Society (ISOC) to explore the development of a working definition of Islamophobia to be adopted into LUU’s policies and procedures.

We will consult with the broad range of Muslim students at Leeds and research work being done by our partners in other students’ unions, the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS).

Muslim students would lead and be involved in every step of the research and development process.

Expires: May 2024 (11th)

Submitted By: Laila Fletcher & Isobel Walter

Officer: Equality & Diversity / Union Affairs

Area of Work: Student Safety


May 2021: New Policy