GET INVOLVED

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

Volunteering

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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OUR BLOG

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

Pop-Up Exhibition: Mixed-race children of war

In October 2019, the AIU Centre hosted author Lucy Bland for the launch of her book, Britain’s Brown Babies: The stories of children born to black GIs and white women in the Second World War. The book, which is now available in our library, reveals the little-known history of the mixed-race children born to black […]

21 Years of Activism!

On 9th February 2020 the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre celebrated the 21st anniversary of its launch in 1999.

Reflecting with Anwar Ditta

On 28th January, Jennie Vickers (AIU Education Trust’s Community Engagement Manager) visited Anwar Ditta as part of an ongoing conversation around her archive donation.