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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Education Resources: UK Organisations

Organisations & Resources A-Z:

Advance HE (previously the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)) works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK and in colleges in Scotland. Their work covers all aspects of equality including gender, ethnicity, disability and age. Check their Knowledge Hub catalogue to search their resources including their most recent Equality in Higher Education Statistical Report.

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about Britain’s ethnic minority communities. The trust run orals history projects to collect the life stories of Black communities in Manchester, organise events to share Black history and work with schools to make sure the next generation has a positive attitude to diversity in Britain.

The Equality & Human Rights Commision (EHRC) seeks to maintain and strengthen human rights, value diversity and challenge intolerance while identifying and tackling areas where there is still unfair discrimination or where human rights are not being respected. They deal with all aspects of equality and are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), established under the Equality Act 2006. A full collection of their publications is hosted through their Publications library- use the filters and select 'race' and 'education' to see the publications specific to these areas.

The International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007* and in March 2010 welcomed its millionth visitor. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues. *23 August is annual Slavery Remembrance Day, but the year 2007 was particularly significant as it was the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade.

Preston Black History Group established in 2002, the Preston Black History Group aims to raise awareness of Black history and to contribute to and motivate community and social development amongst other things. Look out for information and events particularly during Black History Month.

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is an organisation founded in 1984 to research racism in the UK. They produce a range of publications dealing with BAME educational experiences.

The Runnymede Trust carry out research on many topics relevant to race equality and have produced a range of resources specifically for teaching. Those publications and others are hosted on their Publication & Resources page.

The Race Equality Centre (TREC) are based in Leicester, Leicestershire and work with the local councils to tackle racial discrimination and disadvantage, the ‘public sector’ to make full use of the positive duty under the Equality Act 2010 and the local private sector. In addition to providing training to help others improve their knowledge and understanding of race equality, they put on exhibitions and undertake research and education.

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60Untold (currently unavailable).

100 Black Men of London.

Advance HE (formerly Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)).

Bernie Grants Art Centre.

Bhavan Centre.

Black Cultural Archives (BCA).

Brick Lane Circle (BLC).

Croydon Supplementary Education Project (CSEP).

George Padmore Institute (GPI).

The International Slavery Museum.

Nehru Centre.

Preston Black History Group.

Sam Uriah Morris Society.

SCOLMA (UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa).