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University of Edinburgh students win “best secularist student activity” award

University of Edinburgh students win “best secularist student activity” award

Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:17

This year's AHS award for the best secularist student activity has been awarded to University of Edinburgh Humanist Society in recognition of their recent efforts to influence and change Edinburgh University Students Association policy.

Launch of student essay competition! Sharia: what’s going on?

Launch of student essay competition! Sharia: what’s going on?

Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:24

One Law for All and the Lawyers' Secular Society (LSS) have announced a student research competition on the subject of sharia law, sponsored by the National Secular Society.

University & student union fail to publicly condemn preachers

University & student union fail to publicly condemn preachers

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:07

The University of East London (UEL) blocked an Islamist meeting that was due to be held on the Stratford campus last Friday, 15 March. The meeting was billed as featuring hate preachers Khalid Yasin and Jalal Ibn Saeed.

Islamic group banned from UCL following gender segregation row

Islamic group banned from UCL following gender segregation row

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:23

An organisation known as the Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA) has been banned from holding any events on University College London premises after attempting to impose a policy of sexual segregation at one of its events.

Sexual segregation at a UCL event a scandal, say students

Sexual segregation at a UCL event a scandal, say students

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:24

University College London has launched an investigation after an Islamic group hosted a debate on its premises with seating segregated by gender.

Secularist students kicked out of Freshers’ Fayre for offending Muslims with pineapple labelled Mohammed

Secularist students kicked out of Freshers’ Fayre for offending Muslims with pineapple labelled Mohammed

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:17

Students from the University of Reading Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Society (RAHS) were forced to leave the Freshers' Fayre this week after they labelled a pineapple "Mohammed" and put it on their stall.

NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:04

NSS President Terry Sanderson, and Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood, both argued the case that 'This House believes bishops have no place in Government' in a formal debate at Durham Union Society.

Student Secularist Award announced

Student Secularist Award announced

Posted: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:36

The NSS launches the Student Secularist Award in collaboration with the AHS .

Islamist stops university debate with threats of violence

Islamist stops university debate with threats of violence

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:15

A talk on sharia and human rights by NSS Council Member Anne Marie Waters' at Queen Mary College, London was cancelled at the last moment because of an Islamist who made serious threats against everyone there.

Students defend freedom of expression at University College London

Students defend freedom of expression at University College London

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:21

The Atheist Secular Humanist group at University College London (UCLASH) has been asked by the Students' Union to remove a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed (part of the Jesus and Mo series) from one of their events posted on Facebook.