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Maisha Islam

Student Engagement Research and Project Officer - University of Winchester

Maisha Islam is the Student Engagement Research and Projects Co-ordinator at the University of Winchester, whilst also studying for a professional doctorate in Education. Maisha’s main research interests lie in the area of Black, Asian and minority ethnic student experience, and Muslim student sense of belonging/student voice in Higher Education, where she presents, writes and has published on these topics. Maisha is heavily invested in the area of race equality in Higher Education. For example, Maisha has investigated ‘Asian’ student experience in relation to degree-awarding gaps and has sat on a Universities UK staff panel which developed guidance for universities tackling racial harassment. Additionally, Maisha sits on the Office for Students’ Student Panel and is the co-Chair of the Research England/Office for Students BAME PGR funding panel.