News | Wednesday, 30th May 2018
The Union to host the first Manchester Metropolitan Iftar
Join staff and students to learn more about Islam, Ramadan and break fast together
On Friday 1 June, The Union will host the first Manchester Metropolitan Iftar, a religious observance where people gather to break fast during Ramadan.
Taking place in the Main Hall at The Union from 7-11pm, the event will include live speakers, a spoken word performance and the chance to network and enjoy food.
The event will encourage a sense of belonging and unity, as well as giving people the chance to learn more about fasting. Organised by students, it is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Project.
Halima (second year Psychology) is one of the student ambassadors organising the event tells us more:
"If we split it into two, students from a Muslim background – we want them to have a sense of belonging at The Union, and for them to feel included. For non-Muslim students, we want them to come and understand why we fast. If anyone wants to have a go and understand more about fasting, this is the perfect chance."
Find out more
The event is free and open to staff and students of all faiths. To find out more and to book your tickets visit The Union website.
Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Project
The Diversity and Inclusion Student Ambassador Project, is a student-led collaboration between The Union and the University which aims to improve student experience and academic attainment for Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and those who have progressed from BTEC qualifications.
The project aims to improve student experience and academic outcomes through a series of student-led initiatives and engagement. Student ambassadors and volunteers work with the identified student groups to better understand the challenges they face and to co-create and deliver activities to improve student success.