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.

Post-Graduate Research Training

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News & Events

  • Call for Papers: Europe, Migration and the New Politics of (In)security

    European countries are facing serious security and humanitarian challenges amidst unprecedented levels of forced migration. The response, from the EU and beyond, has been characterised by a tension. On one hand, we see increasingly exclusionary policies, a failure in solidarity and a retreat from the Union. On the other, we see calls for ever greater […]

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  • NERC Public Engagement grant for White Rose Air Pollution Garden

    A recent White Rose Collaboration Fund project has just been awarded a Public Engagement grant from NERC. Dr Sarah West from the University of York will lead the project, together with Dr Maria Val Martin from Sheffield and Dr Cat Scott from Leeds. Their collaboration began with Observing a changing atmosphere through educational air pollution […]

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  • 12 Apr


    Come to our dedicated careers fair for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) scientists! Our career fair will provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. There are several talks you can attend about the sector and the opportunities within it, […]

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  • Air Pollution Garden

    The project aimed to create a demonstration air pollution garden within the city of Sheffield in order to raise awareness of air pollution amongst members of the public visiting the garden Through the creation of this garden, we also aimed to increase our knowledge of plants, which can be used as bioindicators for nitrogen dioxide […]

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  • White Rose Universities lead £16.8m investment in world-class postgraduate research training

    The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York will provide future social science postgraduate students with the highest quality doctoral research training thanks to a £16.8 million investment from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The new White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) builds on the success of the existing White Rose Doctoral […]

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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 […]