Introduction

The purpose of this research is to understand the everyday experiences of Muslim students at the University of Cambridge, with the aim of developing recommendations to strengthen support and representation for Muslim students and challenge Islamophobia in all its forms. 

The Runnymede Trust defines Islamophobia as “any distinction, exclusion, or restriction towards, or preference against, Muslims (or those perceived to be Muslims) that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.” It is, in short, a form of racism which “targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
 
This survey is open to all students who self-identify as Muslim. It recognises that the label ‘Muslim’ encompasses a diversity of practices and beliefs, family backgrounds, migration histories, social and cultural environments, and personal experiences that together shape an individual’s relationship with their faith. It will take around 15-20 minutes to complete and is comprised of five sections:
  1. Demographic information
  2. Engagement with Student Societies, College J/MCRs, and Cambridge SU
  3. Institutional Islamophobia
  4. Attitudes to, and experiences of, harassment and discrimination
  5. Provision of services and facilities 
By completing this survey, you are consenting to Cambridge SU sharing the data you provide in accordance with our data protection policy. We will ensure that any published data will be anonymised, but please avoid writing identifying information in free text answers to support this. Your data will be stored for a year and then all personal details you have provided will be removed from our system. Please see our data protection policy here.

If you have any questions about the use of your data in this survey or about the aims of this research, please contact howard.chae@cambridgesu.co.uk. 

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* 1. Please provide your CRSid 
This is to verify that you are a Cambridge student. It will not be shared or used for any other purposes. This data will be removed once your student status has been verified. 

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