Press Releases

Making sure the voice of Muslim students is heard on the issues that matter the most is a key role for FOSIS. Our press releases are key messages on the important issues of the day. For any media enquiries or more information, please email

3rd November 2017

Islamaphobia Awareness Month (IAM)

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM as it is commonly known).

It is a dedicated to raising awareness about Islamophobia and the methods by which we as a society can work together to eradicate it.

Since IAM’s founding in 2012, FOSIS (Federation of Student Islamic Societies) has supported the initiative and is proud to be doing the same this year.

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18th September 2017

Ibrahim Halawa

FOSIS welcomes the acquittal of Irish student, Ibrahim Halawa, who was imprisoned for four years without trial in Egypt.

Ibrahim is a 21 year old Irish student who was detained in August 2013 at the age of 17 during a peaceful demonstration. Like many others across the region, he was subjected to torture throughout his detention, and denied access to medical care.

After his trial was adjourned 25 times, Ibrahim was acquitted of all charges on Monday, and is expected to be freed in the coming days.

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16th July 2017

New Committee Elected

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies hosted its 54th Annual Conference at Leicester University where it elected its new leadership for 2017/18.

Muslim student delegates came from across the UK & Eire to elect its new National Executive Committee (NEC) and have voted Mohammed Rajab Fadiel to be its new president.

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11th July 2017

Remembering Srebrenica

On this day, we are recognising the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, simply because they were Muslim.

It is vital to commemorate Srebrenica to take a stand against hatred and discrimination that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.

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27th May 2017

Ramadan Kareem

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) would like to wish everyone a blessed Ramadan.

This month marks a time of spirituality for Muslim students.

Muslims across the globe will be utilizing this month as an opportunity to develop themselves spiritually as individuals and members of wider society.

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26th April 2017

Newly Elected NUS Leadership

FOSIS would like to congratulate Shakira Martin, the newly elected President of the NUS, who takes her responsibility at a challenging time for students everywhere.

At the same time we bid farewell to Malia Bouattia, outgoing President of the NUS, with whom our fruitful working relationship comes to a close.

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20th March 2017

Historic Mental Health Conference

Students gathered from across the UK and Ireland for a unique conference titled “Remove the Label.”

In the first of its kind, the conference aimed at raising awareness around the stigma and misunderstandings of mental health in the Muslim community.

FOSIS’ ‘Remove the Label’ saw an attendance of over 160 students from all over the country.

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