Zamzam Ibrahim

Zamzam Ibrahim
60th President of the National Union of Students
Assumed office
3 July 2019
Preceded byShakira Martin
Majority125 (18.4%)[1]
Vice President for Society & Citizenship
In office
3 July 2018 – 1 July 2019
Preceded byRob Young
Succeeded byposition abolished
Personal details
Born1994 (age 24–25)
Alma materUniversity of Salford

Zamzam Ibrahim is a student politician who is the President of the UK National Union of Students (NUS).[2] She succeeds Shakira Martin. She was formerly the NUS Vice President of Society & Citizenship.[3]

After her election, several media outlets including the Times, Telegraph and Independent published controversial social media posts she had made, calling for an "Islamic takeover".[4] Ibrahim had already received national media attention for the posts in her position at Salford Students' Union, speaking publicly about the "hate, rape and death threats and attempts to intimidate me out of the public discourse" that followed.

Presidency of NUS

Ibrahim took office on July 1, 2019.[inconsistent][5][6][irrelevant citation]


  1. ^ "NUS National Conference". YouTube. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Zamzam Ibrahim elected NUS national president". TES. 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Zamzam Ibrahim elected as NUS vice president (society and development)". NUS Connect. 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ Turner, Camilla (10 April 2019). "New NUS president has said that she wanted to 'oppress white people' and have an 'Islamic takeover'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ Weale, Sally (10 April 2019). "NUS approves measures to plug £3.6m deficit". the Guardian.
  6. ^ Busby, Eleanor (1 August 2018). "National Union of Students backs campaign for referendum on any Brexit deal". the Independent.

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