We are passionate about collecting and sharing the heritage of the region’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and ensuring that community projects are archived at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust offers ongoing training to community groups with an interest in producing archive quality oral histories. We can also help with other aspects of project planning and delivery – from bid writing support to workshops, exhibition space and the long term preservation of your research.


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a project idea, email: [email protected] or call 0161 275 2920


We’re keen to hear from volunteers with specific skills and knowledge. We would also like to support those interested in pursuing a career in museums, libraries, archives or heritage. Example volunteer roles are listed below (click on the links for more information.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please take a look at our Volunteer Policy.

What our volunteers say

Rebecca Bailey

Rebecca Bailey, 25, is an assistant exhibitions manager at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. Originally from Salford, and later Warrington, she completed a six-month internship as an oral history assistant with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust as part of her MA in Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. “The internship […]

Holly Randhawa

Holly Randhawa, 23 and from Birmingham, was an intern with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust for six months. She arranged the placement through the Institute for Cultural Practices’ placement scheme, a course offered to postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. “My official title is sound archive assistant, which involves creating digital sound clips from […]

Daniella Carrington

Cultural officer at the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad and Tobago Daniella, 33, spent eight months as an intern with the trust in 2017, initially as part of a work placement while studying for her master’s degree in Museum Studies with the University of Manchester, and then as a volunteer.  Assisting […]

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    Keep up to date with our current projects, events and activities.  

    ‘Mak’: Ras T Makonnen, the unrecognized hero of the Pan-African Movement

    Makonnen is rarely a figure of historical enquiry and in the surrounding Pan-African historiography he is mentioned infrequently, treated as a small figure in the global movement. This brief biography suggests that he held much influence within the movement and ideology of Pan-Africanism, and understanding his life is an important part of rediscovering and understanding the inner workings of the movement

    Introducing Nat Holmes

    Nat Holmes, who will be working with us to create new teaching resources Please note: In this piece we use the term global majority communities. By this we mean Black, Asian, people of colour, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Often labelled as minority in the UK, we represent 80% of the world population, therefore: global […]

    Establishing and holding on to anti-racist space in the University of Manchester

    The RACE Centre Reception Desk based in Manchester Central Library You can read this new post from our Collections Engagement Officer Maya Sharma on the Decolonise UoM blog. Here’s a brief extract: Centering Black, Brown and global majority history, perspective and knowledge Black, Brown and ethnic minority people’s lives, knowledge, histories and experiences, are often […]