Training and Opportunities

Our training and volunteer opportunities give the chance to gain practical skills that can support and inform professional or academic activities. All our training or partnerships can be tailored to your requirements. These can also provide research opportunities that can inform subject areas such as; History, Geography, Migration, Anthropology, Archive Research, Museum Studies amongst many others. Our heritage partners include: Bishopsgate Institute, George Padmore Institute, Brent Museums and Archives and Surrey History Centre. We are also fortunate to have advisors from a variety of disciplines including academics, historians and archivists that support all our project, training and volunteer programmes.

All volunteers have the opportunity to participate in any of the active projects and are able to choose relevant training.


How to Apply: Just email us a covering letter and CV.

Training Areas

Introduction to Archival Research

We will arrange a trip to an archive where students will undertake an introduction to archival research training. We have partnership links with; Institute, Brent Museums and Archives, George Padmore Institute and Surrey History Centre.

Introduction to Archives

A short Introduction to Archives workshop and training programme is being prepared for organisations and individuals looking into learning more about setting up their own archive.

Oral History with Video Training

Our team are trained to deliver an introduction to oral history. This includes:

  • What is oral history?
  • Conducting an oral history interview
  • Asking the right questions
  • Practise interviews/role play
  • An introduction to recording equipment
  • After the interview: summarising, transcription, copyright, archiving

Podcast training

Lead by a professional podcaster and radio broadcaster. The aim of this session will be able to produce a podcast in situations outside the recording studio.

What is a podcast?

  • What can you do with podcasts?
  • Example podcasts


  • Recording software options
  • Know your audience
  • Writing scripts

Recording a podcast

  • Vocal delivery
  • Recording your material
  • Which microphone to use?
  • Microphone best practice
  • Including sound effects
  • Using audio software

Post production

  • Editing software
  • Basic editing techniques
  • Editing tips and tricks
  • Production values
  • Adding music
  • Different file formats
  • Compression techniques

Outputting a Podcast

  • Saving to different media
  • Uploading to a website
  • Promoting your Podcast
  • Using PR
  • Using iTunes to publicise your podcast
  • Podcast sites

Email us with your training requirements.