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I am writing on behalf of the research team at the University of Derby undertaking research on ‘Collaborative partnerships between universities and Muslim institutions: dismantling the roadblocks’.
This is an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project that builds on our previous research about Muslim faith leader training in Britain and opportunities for young British Muslims to undertake an Islamic Studies programme that is validated by Universities, which leads to a recognised and employable qualification and which meets both religious and secular criterion. More details about our research project is available on our project webpages – http://www.derby.ac.uk/collaborative-partnerships-project
As part of this project we are running a series of Knowledge Exchange Seminars across the country and take this opportunity to invite you to apply for a place. These events are designed with two purposes in mind. Firstly, to make you aware of our research findings about the benefits of collaborative partnerships both for Universities and for British Muslim communities and to also make you aware of existing good practice in this sector.
Secondly, we would use the seminar as an opportunity to discuss with you, your experiences and expertise in this area. We are particularly keen to explore any barriers or obstacles that you think exist and possible solutions to these barriers.
The event will be suitable for colleagues working in Religious Organisation, Schools and University, Interfaith Organisations, Voluntary Organisations, Education, Youth Services, Social Work, Policy Makers, Private Sector and other individuals and groups interested in this area.
Venues and dates
The events are free to attend and have been organised at venues across the country as detailed below:
• Derby: Tuesday 5 February 2013�
• Lancaster: Thursday 28 February 2013
• London: Tuesday 5 March 2013
• Cardiff: Tuesday 19 March 2013
These will be day events and will run from 10am to 5pm. Please note that halal, vegetarian and special dietary needs will be catered for (lunch and light refreshments). Prayer facilities will be provided at all venues.
Apply for your Place
Events are free to attend. To apply for your place please visit our project web pages and fill out the application form – http://www.derby.ac.uk/collaborative-partnerships-project/project-events/knowledge-exchange-seminars/apply-for-your-place.
This is a very short form and will take only 2-3 minutes to complete. Places are limited and so we urge you to apply for your place as soon as possible. We also request that your forward information about the events to contacts and colleagues who you think may be interested.
For further information please visit the project web pages http://www.derby.ac.uk/collaborative-partnerships-project .You can contact the Principal Investigator Dr. Sariya Contractor by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) You can also email the Project Administrator Michelle Wood (email@example.com) or call her 01332 592896.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our events.
Collaborative Partnerships Research Team
Dr. Sariya Contractor, Principal Investigator
Dr. Alison Scott-Baumann, Co-Investigator
Ms. Michelle Wood, Project Administrator