As the month of Ramadan begins, Student Inclusion invited Muslim and non-Muslim members of the University to join them for a virtual Iftar celebration!
During this event, speakers talked about their experience of fasting during Ramadan whilst sharing a virtual dining experience! Student representatives from the Bristol Islamic Society, Muslim Medic and Black Muslim Society joined staff from Student Inclusion to talk about their personal experiences and what the month of Ramadan means to them.
Event speakers included:
- Robiu Salisu, Student Inclusion Officer (BAME) – host
- Aamir Mohamed, President of Bristol Islamic Society – giving a recitation and reminder of what Ramadan is
- Nimra Naeem, President of Bristol Medic Society – sharing the experience of Muslim Medic Students during Ramadan
- Fatima Abdulsalam, President of Black Muslim Society – talking about what Ramadan means to you
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islam. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, to mark when Allah (or God) gave the first chapters of the Quran (Holy Book) to the Prophet Muhammad, during which period they fast – meaning that there is no eating or drinking during the hours of daylight.
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In case you missed it – you can watch the recording of the event here:
Namaste! Join us in celebrating Diwali, in collaboration with Bristol Hindu Society!
This year the Global Lounge brings you a virtual celebration of the Festival of Lights, alongside representatives from the Bristol Hindu Society and guest speaker!
This interactive event will be led by students, as they share their experiences and knowledge of this annual festivity.
Join in here on Zoom.
This event is open to all students and staff – home and international.
Hindu Society Diwali hamper
The Hindu Society is preparing hampers for people who want to celebrate Diwali but are away from their families – Diwali is normally a time to be at home and celebrate with loved ones and this year many will be celebrating alone for the first time.
If you would like to order a hamper – costing £6.99 – you can do so via the Bristol SU website. Limited hampers are available; please order by Wednesday 11 November.
Join the BME Network in getting to know the University’s cultural societies by taking part in a bit of friendly competition!
They’re infamous for their games nights, but even if Fish Pong and banana-eating contests can’t happen in-person right now, there will be plenty of weird and wonderful games to keep you entertained!
Book your place to attend this event.
The BME Network exists to provide a safe space within the University of Bristol Students’ Union for self-identifying BME students on campus, and encourages empowerment for our communities through BME-led action and campaigns.
Find out more about the BME Network and what they do on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
You can also check out their full programme of events for Black History Month on the Bristol SU website.