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
Call for Proposals - White Rose Studentship Networks 2016/2017 - Agri-tech / Agri-science
Closing Date: Monday 30th November 2015 We invite applications from academic members of staff at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The successful White Rose Studentship Network will be allocated three PhD studentships (one at each university). We have one Studentship Network to allocate in this competition and invite proposals which focus on research [...]
Announcement - New Director Appointed
Our Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Craig Walker as our new Director from the 1st October 2015. As Director, Craig will provide leadership to our initiatives to further research, training and knowledge exchange activity across the White Rose universities. Craig will consolidate and build on our strong track record of [...]
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 [...]
Collaboration Fund 2015 Autumn Call Open
Our Autumn Call for Collaboration Fund is now welcoming applications. The White Rose Collaboration Fund was launched in October 2008 and is 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 [...]
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 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.
Debating the Book Programme, 3-27 October
This Debate is part of our Universities' wider Debating the Book project, a series of interesting events happening around Leeds York and Sheffield in partnership with the Ilkely Literature Festival
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 Craig Walker 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