Welcome to White Rose

Welcome to The White Rose University Consortium – A strategic partnership between 3 of the UK’s leading research universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Since 1997 the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching.   Working with a range of partners from the private and public sector, both in the UK and overseas, projects to the value of over £130M have been secured into the Universities.   As the Higher Education sector undergoes numerous changes and challenges, our commitment to creating exciting collaborations remains and we continuously strive to achieve our aims of supporting research, knowledge exchange and teaching and learning.

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News & Events

  • 07 Sep

    Multisim Modelathon 2016

    A three day competition aimed at PhD students and post-doc researchers to solve a multiscale biomechanical problem and win prizes! Date: Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 September 2016, The Ridge, The University of Sheffield To register visit: The University of Sheffield online store  Registration deadline Monday, 31 May 2016 Our competition is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working in the area of biomechanics, computational […]

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  • 03 Jun

    White Rose Early Career Ethics Researchers Conference

    Location: K/111 in King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP Friday 3 June 3:30 pm John Halstead, ‘The Small Improvements Argument, Ignorance and Incomparability’ Commentator: Johan Gustafsson 5 – 6:30 pm Matthew Bennett, ‘Authenticity and Morality’s “Special Status”’ Commentator: Tom O’Shea Conference dinner: 7 pm at The Old Siam, 126 Micklegate, York YO1 8JX Saturday […]

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  • 04 Aug

    Methods to Simulate Nucleation and Growth from Solution (MSNGS)

    REGISTRATION OPEN 4th – 5th August, 2016 Sheffield, UK Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/materials/msngs Understanding the nucleation and growth of phases from solution at the nanoscale is key to addressing challenges in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including biology, medicine and materials engineering. MSNGS will bring together computational experts to discuss state of the art methods in […]

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  • Power to the North? Prospects and Challenges to Devolution & City Deals

    The aim of this one-day event organised by the White Rose Consortium for the North of England (WRCN) was to gather views from across Yorkshire and the North of England on devolution, the Northern Powerhouse, and ‘City Deals’, so as to reflect on and understand the impact, potential and challenges of the new agenda. You […]

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  • White Rose Brussels Office Launched

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the White Rose Brussels Office The office, launched today (8 April) through a series of events, the office will work with key stakeholders on areas of research excellence supported by EU funding and which align with current EU research priorities. The office will also spot areas of […]

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  • 24 Jun

    Third Annual Florey Institute PGR Symposium

    Firth Hall, Firth Court, University of Sheffield. The Florey Institute PhD students hosting the 3rd Annual Florey Institute Postgraduate Symposium would like to invite other postgraduate students and early career researchers with an interest in host-pathogen interactions and antimicrobial resistance involving, but not limited to, research on S. aureus and S. pneumoniae to join us […]

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  • 10 Jun

    Imaging Life 2016: Postgraduate Symposium

    The Diamond, at the University of Sheffield. The Imaging Life 2016 symposium brings together various disciplines and areas of microscopy and imaging technologies. The talks and presentations are aimed at showcasing the very best in imaging technology by experts in their field and will provide an opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers to showcase […]

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  • 14 Jun

    Britain and Europe: The political economy of ‘Brexit’ in trade and finance

    Workshop at the University of York Project ‘Britain and Europe: The political economy of ‘Brexit’, funded by the White Rose Consortium Objectives. This workshop examines the changing nature of Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU), pre- and post-referendum, by looking at three economic policy areas: 1) trade and investment; 2) finance (financial integration, regulation […]

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Collaboration Fund

Light bulbLaunched in October 2008 and designed to support emerging collaborative activities across the three White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  We run two rounds a year, in Spring and Autumn and award up to £11,000 per project with a total of 8 projects being awarded each year.  You can either see more about the fund here or  Claire Pickerden will be happy to help with any queries.

White Rose Studentship Networks

Studentship Networks

We have the aspiration that funded networks will act as platforms for future funding bids.  We therefore advise applicants to consider how the Studentship Network will align with opportunities from funding bodies (for example the Research Councils’ priorities) and to include this information in the proposal.  You can see more information about the scheme here

White Rose Libraries

The White Rose Libraries is a collaboration between the Library Services of the three partner institutions of the Consortium. Taking advantage of the geographic proximity of the universities, their similar strategic and operational focus as large research libraries, and the existing links between their researchers, students, and staff, the White Rose Libraries have worked together […]

White Rose University Press

The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have collaborated to launch the UK’s first jointly-run university press, dedicated to publishing digital open access books, journals, and other scholarly outputs across a wide range of academic disciplines. White Rose University Press (WRUP) is committed to open access dissemination of research and teaching materials, ensuring academic quality, […]

White Rose Brussels Office

The purpose of the White Rose Brussels Office is long-term strategic positioning of the three White Rose universities to key stakeholders in Brussels to influence EU research policy. The Office will also engage in horizon scanning and opportunity spotting in strategic areas of the universities as well as information gathering. The White Rose universities will […]