Sulaiman Haqpana


Education (2020 cohort)

My research has an exploratory purpose aiming to analyse, problematise and unpack the distinctively religious nature of Islamic private schools in the United Kingdom. The potential topic follows as: 'An exploration of the distinctively religious nature of Islamic private schools.' 'What makes a school "Islamic"? Therefore, my aim is to tackle this research topic from three major perspectives: Curriculum and pedagogy, Intentions/values and attitudes, and Outcomes and effects. Additionally, I am also interested in research areas such as Faith/religion and Schools, Educational social policy, Commercialisation/privatisation of education, Politicisation of educational interventions, and Gender and Education.

I have been actively involved in private tutoring and I am a regular guest lecturer for MSc Education, Power and Social Change at Birkbeck university of London. 

I did a BA in 'Global politics and International Relations' at Birkbeck university of London. After that I received a scholarship to complete my Master’s degree in Social policy and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I am the winner of LSE's 'Richard Titmuss Award' for outstanding dissertation in the MSc in Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental Organisations).

My main field of work and study is Social policy and development with a particular focus on educational policy and research. I have 7 years of professional experience working for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and International rescue committee (IRC). My involvement in social research and activities, enabled me to get selected as an action partner for Oxfam International Youth Parliament (OIYP-2007) and to attend the International Youth Parliament in Sydney Australia.