birmingham city university joins Preferred Partner Scheme

4 June 2024

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The Aziz Foundation is thrilled to announce that it will now be offering Master's scholarships at Birmingham City University, where exceptional British Muslims can receive a scholarship to undertake Journalism and Public Relations postgraduate programmes.

The institution has demonstrated that it is committed to extending widening participation to the postgraduate level, and creating an inclusive learning environment for British Muslim students. It implements an Inclusive Curriculum policy, which guides all learning and teaching strategies and practices, and couples this with mandatory EDI training for all academic and professional services staff.

The institution has committed to eliminating the degree awarding gap by 2030/31. A major plank of its strategic approach is driving the equality and diversity agenda on a department basis, through EDI working groups, in which staff and students work together to, amongst other things, organise inspiring awareness raising events.

Dr Zain Sardar, Programme Manager at the Aziz Foundation, welcomed the new partnership:

"Birmingham City University has been exceedingly adept in accommodating British Muslim students on campus. This is deserving of a strong commendation. These new scholarships that the institution will deliver in partnership with the Aziz Foundation, covering journalism and public relations Masters courses, further cements BCU as a beacon of inclusivity in the sector."     

Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean Hughes, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, added:

“We are delighted to be working with the Aziz Foundation. Birmingham City University prides itself on being diverse and inclusive, so programmes like this are extremely important and hugely beneficial. We look forward to welcoming the students to the BCU family.”

The Foundation aims to collaborate closely  with the university in order to increase opportunities for academic progression for British Muslim communities.

For more information and to apply, please click here - applications for the second scholarship cycle closes on 14th June.

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