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

  • We Are Recruiting-Project Development Manager

    To be based at the University of Leeds, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to work with University senior management, academic and support staff, to identify, promote and encourage collaborations across the White Rose Universities. This includes liaison with external bodies such as Research Councils, HEFCE, Industry, the LEPs, and Government Departments. You [...]

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  • 02 May

    Technologies for Development Conference-Call for Abstracts

    Call for Abstracts: Social Innovations for Energy Access - Technologies for Development Conference (2- 4 May 2016) Download full details as pdf From Innovation to Social Impact 2016  

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  • Announcement - White Rose European Public Affairs Director

    We are delighted to welcome Phil Holliday to our team. Phil is our European Public Affairs Director for the White Rose Brussels Office. Phil has been working at the Research Councils since 2008 in numerous roles, such as Business Interface Manager at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). More recently Phil has been [...]

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  • 27 Oct

    White Rose Energy Symposium

    White Rose Energy Symposium now open for registration Staff, taught post graduate students and post graduate researchers f can now register for the WhiteRose Energy Symposium on the 27th of October at the University of Sheffield Academics, researchers, research-related staff and postgraduate students are all welcome, but places are limited. This one day symposium will take [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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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 [...]