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Welcome to BRISOC! As-Salaamu 'Alaykum (Peace Be Upon You All)

Bismilahi Rahmaani Raheem (In the name of God, The intensely Merciful, The consistently Merciful.

 

Become a BRISOC Member!

Why purchase the membership?
-FREE travel size du'a book AND a travel prayer mat
-FREE admission to our amazing weekly classes such as Arabic, tajweed and sisters circle
-Support Brisoc in putting on FREE lectures and events throughout the year

So what are you waiting for? Join us and avail our added advantages by logging into the Students Union page and clicking HERE

Here are our 5 main aims for the year, which will guide and fuel what we do and will give you a better understanding of BRISOC in a nutshell:

  1. To increase engagement of both Muslim and non-Muslim students at Bristol University  through our events and activities open to all

  2. To increase our understanding of the needs of Muslim students, so we can tailor the services we provide accordingly

  3. To meet ritualistic needs of Muslim students 

  4. To facilitate academic development of students

  5. To facilitate Islamic education and development of students

 

HOW TO ACCESS THE PRAYER ROOM 

The prayer room is located at  21 Woodland Road, a building behind the Sports Centre and the Arts Faculty, on the corner of St Michael's Park and Woodland Rd.   In simpler terms, here is a video with directions: 

 

To gain Ucard access to the prayer room, please email Multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

There is also a prayer area available at the bottom of the stairs in the Arts and Social Sciences Library.

 

Weekly Events:

Monday: Sister's Netball

Sister's netball (all are welcome) every Monday from 6pm - 7pm at the Clifton College Sport's Centre Guthrie Rd, Bristol BS8 3EZ 

Tuesday: Arabic Classes

Beginner and intermediate classes will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Arts Complex G113. Please note that the room may change. We have dedicated a WhatsApp group chat for the regular attendees, please speak to one of the committee members if you would like more information.

Wednesday: Sisters' Circle

A great opportunity for sisters to socialise and about the 99 names of Allah in detail. Classes are held every Wednesday from 1-2 pm at the Reading room in the Multifaith Chaplaincy.

Thursday: Isyllabus Islamic Diploma 

An external run course on-campus teaching the foundations of Islamic Knowledge. This is not a free class and can be applied for online through their website. Look out for free sessions which happen at the beginnings of each term. Every Thursday from 6.45 pm- 9.15pm in the Queen's Building 1.15 SLT

Friday: Jumuah Prayer

Congregational prayers are held weekly from 1:10 pm to 1:45 pm at The Student Union, Richmond Building. Please email Brisoc secretary if you would to be added to our weekly Jummah reminders.

SaturdayBrothers' Football

5 -a-side football at St. Pauls Community Sports Academy (BS2 9NH) from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Feel free to contact any of us if you have concerns or ideas at any point in the year! We can of course help with society-related issues, but also any queries about University or life in general. We're here to support you!

What next? Get in touch, and stay in touch! Welcome to the BRISOC family!

Emailing list: To receive updates on what is going on with BRISOC, as well as for events in Bristol and the UK, email brisoc.secretary@gmail.com

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Twitter: Bristol Isoc

Instagram: @bristolisoc

 

BRISOC NEWS

As part of the charity week, the University of Bristol Islamic Society (BRISOC) have raised £16,148.31 for Islamic Relief.

This year's theme was unity and sustainability, and the week saw a variety of fundraising efforts take place. Aaminah Hafezi, a second year medical student, along with second year dental students Habiba Abu-Elmagd and Iram Shahzad walked six hours from Bristol to Bath, while Wajahar Zafar, External Affairs Officer, conquered a series of food challenges.

Other fundraising included Khadija Meghrawi, a second year medical student wearing a banana costume for the week, and first year medical student Aamir Mohamed bucketing with the society's mascot.

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Aamir Mohamed, Vice President, also dealt with the logistics of the week and told Epigram that 'our volunteers were a massive part of our success story, and we simply would not be here without them.'

'It’s important to be passionate about fundraising and to relish the enjoyment we can find in collaboration while remembering those who are less fortunate than us.'

To raise the money, the society held several social events as well as an academic event 'Beyond Bilal', a talk by Mustaffa Briggs who spoke about the history of black people in Islam.

The week finished with 'Cultural Fusion', an evening which included cultural food, a national comedian and an auction which auctioned a small cake for £315.

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Alongside other university societies from the West and Wales region, BRISOC also took part in a sponsored trek in the Brecon Beacons.

Aamir Mohamed said: 'It was an excellent opportunity for our members to network and socialise with students from other universities as well as allowing us to develop empathy and understanding for the struggle some people face in the search for basic things in life which we take for granted.'

'The beauty of the scenery also reminded us of the importance of taking time out of hectic university lives to pause and reflect, and we all motivated each other with the excitement around achieving our goals.'

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BRISOC takes part in the charity event each year, and last year came top in the West and Wales region. The money raised this year has broken all previous record.

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions

 

Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.

 

Service Standards

 

All Club or Society members can expect to receive:

 

  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.

 

Code of Conduct

 

When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.

 

Download the Code of Conduct

 

Refund Policy

 

Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

 

Data sharing (Sports Club members only)

 

Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.

 

As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 

 

Data sharing (Societies members only)

 

If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:


AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.

 

For more information on Bristol Hub visit: http://www.bristolhub.org.

 

If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk.


These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.