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MECT - Muslim Staff Network Group


Muslim Staff Network

The Muslim Staff Network Group has relaunched in 2022


The Muslim Staff Network (MSN) began in June 2008.  In February 2014 the group merged with the Muslim Chaplaincy in Higher Trust (MECT).
The Trust grew to support Muslims and promote relevant issues across The University of Manchester, as well as its partner higher education institutions: Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music, by providing:
• an independent, reliable and welcoming point of contact for queries, concerns and referrals by and about Muslims in Higher Education, with supported access for students & staff, their friends, family, professionals and the institutions themselves;
• fully inclusive, Pan – Islamic support to staff and students from the widest spectrum of Islamic communities, whether traditional or modern, fundamentalist or secular, practicing or non – practicing;  
• a safe, supportive, non – judgemental, Islamic space which was fully confidential & free from sectarianism and other divisive behaviours.

Meetings and Events

The next Muslim Staff Network Meet-Up will take place at the Whitworth Art Gallery café on Thursday 13 October, from 4-5pm and is an opportunity for you to meet and network with Muslim staff at the University.

You’ll also have the chance to meet our University chaplain Mohammed Ullah, and hear more about the Muslim Staff Network’s plans for the forthcoming year.

Please do make an effort to drop by and encourage other colleagues to do so as well.

This event is a prelude to preparing for Islamophobia Awareness Month (November), for which we will share more details in due course.

Finally, if you are interested in being part of the organising committee for the Muslim Staff Network, please email Mohammed Ullah (


We have recenlty updated our guidance on Ramadan to support those fasting and those working with people who are fasting.

Guidance on Ramadan 2022

There is also updated guidance from the EDI Team on Inclusive Celebrations:

Inclusive Celebrations

Prayer Facilities on campus can be found on the Interactive Map:

Interactive Map

Further information

If you would like to join the confidential LISTSERV, please email  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team on and someone will connect you with the list owner