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 [...]
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
The Future of the Book Debate
For centuries, the bound volume held an esteemed and seemingly invincible place in our culture. In the digital age, however, nothing about the status of books, or even their survival as physical objects, is certain. How should we understand the present moment, suspended between the print culture of old and the digital future? What lessons [...]
SYMPOSIUM - Fathers’ mental health and well-being during and after pregnancy:
A White Rose Collaboration in Gender and Perinatal Mental Health Friday 11th September, 09.30-15.30, University of Leeds. This symposium will bring together key individuals from research, practice and the third sector across the UK to consider the research priorities in the emerging field of fathers’ mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and the early postnatal [...]
Imaging Life 2015: Postgraduate Symposium
The Imaging Life 2015 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 their work and foster collaboration. The symposium [...]
Debating the Book
For centuries, the bound volume held an esteemed and seemingly invincible place in our culture. In the digital age, however, nothing about the status of books, or even their survival as physical objects, is certain. How should we understand the present moment, suspended between the print culture of old and the digital future? What lessons might the past hold for thinking about current concerns and options? Does digitization herald the end of the book or a new beginning (or neither)?
This event, which is free to attend and will be chaired by Lord Melvyn Bragg, will gather leading figures from academia, business, and the arts to debate these questions and more. The debate will be the centrepiece of a larger Debating the Book programme: two-plus weeks of talks, exhibitions and other events taking place in and around Leeds, Sheffield and York in October 2015 under the auspices of the White Rose Consortium
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Launched 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 Dr Nadia Gopichandran will be happy to help with any queries.
White Rose 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