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.  

Hashim & Family

This summer, Safina Islam has been reading Hashim & Family by Shahnaz Ahsan (John Murray Press, 2 April 2020). She shared her thoughts as part of our contribution to South Asian Heritage Month. Hashim & Family is essentially a story of family, friendship and belonging. It is set in Manchester and Bangladesh during the 1960s […]

Coming to Manchester: Stories of South Asian migration to Manchester

This blog looks at South Asian migration to Manchester, using the Push-Pull theory of migration to deepen understanding. It is written for readers with limited knowledge of South Asian migration to Manchester, but we hope that readers with South Asian roots will recognise their community’s experiences and find something of interest here. This piece is […]

#BLM: Archiving Black experience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Drew Ellery talks about what he has donated to our COVID-19 collecting project, and why.