Category Archives: Project Updates

Everything you need to know – October 2014

More interviews were conducted and also, the gift-giving team had a meeting with the project Mentor to discuss the storyboard and mapping exercise for the project. One of the main goals of this month was to gather more volunteers in order to help the team with the transcription of interviews and other secondary tasks.

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The team preparing for the meeting with the projector Mentor

 

Everything you need to know – September 2014

September was a very busy month for the Gift-Giving Project team. The main priority was to move forward with the conducting and transcribing of interviews. In addition, the team attended MMU’s Fresher’s Fair in order to raise interest for the Gift-Giving Project. A coffee morning was also organised and took place at Jinnah Centre in Bury with the purpose of acquiring potential interviewees. Finally, a steering group meeting was held to discuss the current status of the project and also arrange future tasks.

Steering group meeting taking place at Manchester Metropolitan - Business School
Steering group meeting taking place at Manchester Metropolitan – Business School

 

Focus Group

This was the focus group we had last year when we got together and thought of creative ways to get participants involved in the interview process.

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Costas being creative at the focus group

 

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Costas being creative at the focus group

 

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Safwan and Safina brainstorming ideas

 

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The team getting creative

 

 

Insights Event

Our team at the Insights event last Wednesday at the MMU Business School. We recruited some really talented and interested individuals.

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Respondents getting involved with the project

 

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Dr Amna Khan at front of house

 

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Dr Amna Khan at front of house

 

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Dr Amna Khan getting respondents involved with the project

 

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The poster for the event designed by MMU’s very own Gary Shaw

 

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The Gift Giving project team in action

 

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The Gift Giving project team in action

Insights event

Hey guys hope everybody is having a good Easter break.  We have an Insight event being held at the MMU Business School next week. The event will inform everyone about the heritage lottery project and there’s free pizza for anybody interested! Come along to find out what you could be doing for the project.

Sign up on the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gift-of-togetherness-insights-event-tickets-16236382457

Insights Event Leaflet
Insights Event Leaflet

Thank you event

Back in November we had the projects first thank you event held at the Manchester Metropolitan’s £75 million Business School. The feedback session went fantastically, we hope everyone enjoyed the pizza and a massive thank you to those who attended!

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Dr Amna Khan giving a talk on the project

 

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Dr Amna Khan giving a talk on the project

 

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Dr Amna Khan giving a talk on the project

 

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Dr Amna Khan giving a talk on the project

 

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Respondents at the Thank You Event

 

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Dr Amna Khan giving a talk on the project

 

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Participants enjoying the free pizza!

 

Community Centres!

This week has been jammed pack with many activities, not only are we keeping on track with the interviews and have completed nine but have also contacted and met up with the Jinna Centre, Pakistani Resource Centre and the Oldham Muslim Centre to arrange coffee mornings and to spread the word of the progress.

Interviews

Have a read through some of the interviews that we have conducted so far!

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Shazu Miah’s personalised dog tag

B02 3rd gen male transcript PDF

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Mohammed Kaswar Ahmed

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B04 1st gen male transcript PDF

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Jamil Miah

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Mothur’s holiday keychain

B09 2nd gen male transcript (track 1) PDF

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Faisal’s watch

P01 3rd gen (track 1) male transcription PDF

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Rahbaan’s camera

P02 3rd gen female transcript PDF

P03 1st gen female transcript PDF

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Ahsia’s ‘mum’ necklace

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Sadia’s ring

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Brother Imtiaz’s clay buffalo

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Mateen after his interview

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Safina giving a thumbs up

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Umar’s book

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Adnaan and his pair of Jordan’s

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