Seminars As part of our Scholarships Plus + programme, we offer workshops and seminars to our scholars to help facilitate and develop their leadership skills and provide them with wider networks through which they can access further opportunities.

British Muslims In Education | In Conversation With Bushra Nasir CBE

Bushra Nasir CBE was the first Muslim female headteacher of a secondary school in the UK and was awarded a CBE for her services to education in 2003.

In January, Bushra kindly joined us for a workshop and live Q&A with our and explored the challenges facing Muslims in the British education system and what needs to be done to make the current system accessible and accomodating for minority groups.

Click here to watch some key highlights from the event.

Tackling Islamophobia | In Conversation With Baroness Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In 2007, she was elevated to the House of Lords, making her the youngest peer in Parliament.

Passionate about education, she is committed to widening access to Higher Education for all and has been a keen advocate in combatting Islamophobia. In November, the Baroness joined our scholars to talk about her journey into politics and shared some practical steps and action that needs to be taken to help overcome Islamophobia.


Scholars Induction Day | A Panel Discussion

In October, the Foundation hosted its first ever virtual get together, with over two hundred scholars and alumni in attendance – making this our largest induction day to date.

Speakers included Rahima Aziz on behalf of the Aziz family as well as Zarah Sultana, MP for Coventry South who was the keynote speaker for the event. The event also included a panel discussion and Q&A with the following:

  • Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of CLASS
  • Hauwa Shehu, Criminal Barrister at the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Ismail Jeilani, Co-Founder and CEO of Scoodle
  • Roohi Hasan, Senior News Producer, ITV
  • Dr Salman Waqar, GP & General Secretary at the British Islamic Medical Association