Newly Elected NUS Leadership
The Federation Of Student Islamic Societies would like to congratulate Shakira Martin, the newly elected President of the NUS, who takes her responsibility at a challenging time for students everywhere. Having served as Vice President of Further Education, Martin will now represent over 600 student unions and over 7 million students across the U.K.
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. Her historic election and incredible dedication has served as an inspiration as well as paved the way for many for students from all backgrounds to get more involved and make a difference. Without doubt her strong efforts standing shoulder to shoulder with Muslim students from defence against Islamophobic attacks to furthering welfare provision have made a memorable and palpable impact, and has set a precedent for others to follow.
As the lead body for Muslim students in the UK and Ireland, we will continue our work to empower and develop Muslim students towards a culture of civic and political participation. Progression in representation and policy, with success where Muslim students are leading the way, demonstrates that we are heading in the right direction. It is therefore that we look forward to Shakira leading an NUS that actively works on ensuring that through these challenging times, there is continued unwavering on issues of Islamophobia and racism, and to support Muslim student in maximising their undoubted potential.
1. FOSIS (est. 1963) is the umbrella organisation of student groups in colleges and universities throughout the UK and Ireland, representing the interests of over 130,000 Muslim students.
2. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively visit our website www.fosis.org.uk.