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 £160M 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.

Post-Graduate Research Training

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News & Events

  • 09 Mar

    Trans Identities and Intersex Variance: A (Satisfactory?) Modern Legal Framework

      10.30am – 12.30pm Peter Dunne, University of Bristol Title: Trans Identities and Intersex Variance: A (Satisfactory?) Modern Legal Framework University of York, Law and Management Building, East Campus, LMB/030/031   2pm – 4pm Christof Rolker, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg Title: Gender studies in the Middle Ages: Theology, Medicine and Law University of York, Ron Cooke […]

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  • 23 Feb

    Yorkshire’s International Relations post-Brexit

    Description The British Foreign Policy Group is co-hosting an event in Leeds in association with the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. This event is the fourth of the BFPG’s National Engagement Programme, a nationwide series of events which aim to generate greater public discussion about the UK’s international position […]

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  • Call for Applications – Supported Activity in Brussels

    The latest round of  Supported Activity in Brussels is now open and is available to staff members from the White Rose Universities.  Deadline for applications  – Friday 20th April 2018. Your activity will need to start after September 2018. Would you like to engage with Brussels stakeholders such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and/or universities in […]

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  • Internship Opportunities in Brussels

    Three exclusive 7-month paid internships in Brussels and the UK for students following their final year of study from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York 3 x Internships: White Rose Brussels Office Deadline: 12pm (noon) Monday 9th April 2018 Interview date: w/c 7th May 2018. Interviews will be held in Leeds Start date: Monday 3rd September 2018 […]

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  • Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?

    Student demand for credit transfer and recommendations for policy and practice Students who need to switch universities mid-course for personal reasons need greater support within the sector to prevent them dropping out of their studies altogether, a new report led by the University of Sheffield has found. The report released  on Friday 1 December 2017 […]

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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 […]