Social Responsibility

CHERIL funding brings criminology students to the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:48:00 BST

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre (AIURRRC) has a library full of books relating to equality issues and we are always looking for ways to highlight this material to new audiences. We are also eager to engage with our own University of Manchester students, raising their skills and awareness.

To this end, we are delighted to be working with Dr Claire Fox, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, who was successful in her bid for Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Learning (CHERIL) funding, in partnership with the Centre.

The CHERIL project, which began in February 2016, brings a group of eight first and second year Criminology students to our Centre, researching the criminal justice library and archive material. They will be exploring specific themes: Hate Crime, Deaths in Custody, Anti-Muslim Attacks/Islamaphobia. The aim of the project is for the students to promote this section to other students and to the general public, showcasing key resources, while at the same time increasing their own skills and knowledge. The students will decide how they want to present their findings, but potentially this will be via blogs/posters/postcards/reading lists/case summations, online and in the Centre. We see this as a pilot scheme and hope in the future to engage students from other disciplines in promoting all sections of the library and archive.

The AIURRRC is a specialist library on ethnicity, migration and black history, owned by the University of Manchester and based in Manchester Central Library. If you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive further information about the work of the Centre and the Trust, please send your name and contact details to the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Centre.

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