We are passionate about collecting and sharing the heritage of the region’s Global Majority 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 Are Hiring!

We are excited to announce that we have a vacancy available.


We are looking to recruit a Freelance Archivist to provide expert knowledge and skills to the CLCFFF Project.


You will work closely with the AIURC Archivist and the CLCFFF Project Lead to scope, audit and produce a priority list of collections for review and digital preservation/digitisation. You will support thinking and development in relation to policy and guidelines development in relation to digital preservation and ethics of digital collections use for engagement purposes with the digital and access specialists. You will support the Centre Archivist to coordinate and embed digital preservation training for the CLCFFF project team.


To learn more about the role and to apply, download the below PDF document.


BRIEF- CLCFFF Freelance Archivist


Deadline: Tuesday 28th May 2024


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

Transracial Adoption: Negotiations between Heritages

Earlier this year a group of MA students from the Institute of Cultural Practices at the University of Manchester undertook work placements here at the RACE Centre. In this guest blog, Jasmine shares some of what she learned from working on the Family Relations subsection of our library.

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 […]

Reflecting on my Experiences at the Centre

The first two months of my placement at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust, based in Manchester Central Library, has been both an enriching and rewarding experience. As part of the University of Manchester’s Institute for Cultural Practices placement scheme, I have had the pleasure of working with the fantastic […]

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

Muslims Like Us- Islamophobia Awareness Month

Muslims Like Us event at Manchester Central Library, (21 Nov 2023) As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre hosted an open mic event on 21st November 2022. Collaborating with Muslim Writer’s North and spoken word-artist/poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, the session followed workshops with young people during South Asian Heritage Month (read […]

‘Not a race riot’: Looking back on the 1981 Moss Side uprising.

Marking the 42nd anniversary of the Hytner Report, Claire Fox, Academic Director of the AIU RACE Centre, draws on the Elouise Edwards collection to consider the media coverage, and in particular, the language used to describe the 1981 Moss Side Uprising. 

A Black History Manifesto for Manchester 

Every year as October approaches there is a flurry of activity around Black History. For Black History Month 2023, we’re taking a different approach. Find out about our call-to-action.