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MECT - Muslim Staff Network Group



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.
The group took a break in 2018, but is now back to support all Muslim staff and other interested in finding out more


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