Community Outreach

Working with Community and Voluntary groups

AIUET works with many community and voluntary groups in Manchester to share knowledge of Black History. We are passionate about collecting and sharing the heritage of the region’s minority communities and ensuring that community projects are archived at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

If you have an idea for a Black History event and you think we can help with resources, displays or a bookstall, please contact us. If you want us to help promote your events or publicise your group’s achievements through our newsletter please send us the information by email. If you think we can help you to produce a new Black History resource, get in touch!

If you are in a community group hoping to develop a community oral history project we can help you with:

Guidance on Planning

  • Oral History Interviewing – thinking about topics, putting the interviewee at ease, framing questions.
  • Record Keeping – creating an interview or photograph acquisitions log, the importance of consent forms, summaries versus transcripts.


  • Using the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre as a repository for the histories or documents you collect.
  • Using Archives+ in Central Library as an exhibition venue.

Support with Publishing

  • Choosing your content and going to print. Sharing experience of selecting content, finding a designer, the ISBN process and tips on publishing.