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.  

Black Then, Black Now: Hair braiding, yoga and more

Past event – This year for Black History Month we’re mixing things up. As well as turning things on their head on the 1st October (filling Central Library cafe with live music and the Performance Space with free food), AIU Centre x Big People Music have created some events that wouldn’t usually be found in […]

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 […]

Welcome, Safina!

In March, Dr Safina Islam joined us as the new Head of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust. Safina succeeds our director and education coordinator Jackie Ould, who had been involved in the organisation since its inception and who retired last August. Jackie worked closely with Professor Lou Kushnick, then a […]