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

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 […]

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

    The New York Teacher’s Strike and the United Bronx Parents

    Second of two posts by History and American Studies students at Manchester University working with our collections

    Shoot to Kill: The Chicago Police Department and Black Power

    First of two posts by History and American Studies students at Manchester University working with our collections

    South Asian Heritage Month 2022: Journeys of Empire

    We’ve selected some books from our library that explore Partition and its legacies. The list includes non-fiction and novels, as well as some titles suitable for younger readers.