Middle Eastern & North African (MENA)


The Middle Eastern and North African Society serves to celebrate and increase awareness on both the similarities and differences between all aspects of Arab, North African, and Persian cultures. This society will provide its members, inclusive of all ethnicities, with an opportunity to create a network with fellow MENA individuals allowing both social and professional connections, creating a safe space to learn, embrace, and share our customs and cultures.

We aim to create a community for MENA individuals to feel welcome and at home in, with a broad variety of different activities to suit anyone’s preferences. This will include social events such as dinners and game nights, but also events that encourage discussion and debate to further our success as a community.

Anyone interested in MENA culture, from any background or ethnicity, is welcome to attend the events and/or buy membership. However buying membership would allow free access to most of the years events. 



  • MENA movie nights 
  • Game nights 
  • Football matches 
  • Bellydancing sessions (girls) 
  • Dabke sessions
  • Events with guest speakers 
  • Debate Nights
  • Henna Nights
  • Fundraising events for charity
  • MENA ball
  • Cuisine Nights
  • Shisha Nights
  • Inter Uni Events 
  • Dinners

Preferendum on UCU Industrial Action

This referendum (which will take the form of a 'preferendum' due to there being multiple voting options) relates to the motion below. This contemporary resolution was proposed by a majority of the Officer Group under Article 7 of the Students’ Union’s Constitution.

1 post is up for election.

The polls have closed.

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Officer Trustee Elections 2022

These Elections are for the full-time and part-time positions that make up the Students' Union Officer Team and School Reps. All students who are members of the Students' Union can vote in the elections.

10 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:39 on Sunday 13 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 14 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)

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  • MENA Standard Membership£5.00
Saba Mohammadi
Yasmin Alchihimi
Raya Merhej