Building upon the existing partnerships through the White Rose Consortium and beyond, WRoCAH is:

Comprehensive  High quality supervision and Arts and Humanities training by combining established and emerging strengths across a broad and diverse range of disciplines.

Integrated A meaningful organisational and intellectual environment for doctoral researchers taking advantage of our geographical proximity, the rich academic and cultural environment of the Yorkshire region, and a strong tradition of collaboration.

Interdisciplinary  Opportunities for innovative work across disciplinary boundaries through the reinforcement  of existing structures and the creation of new opportunities for doctoral researchers, supported by the active promotion of co-supervision, core partnerships and wider collaborations with non-Higher Education organisations.

Engaged  An outstanding, distinctive, exciting and empowering training programme for doctoral researchers, delivered with the support of our core partners and other collaborators, allowing doctoral researchers the opportunities to become reflective, responsible individuals with the attributes to become international leaders in their chosen fields.

Aims and objectives

  • To respond to the agendas of a new generation of researchers, capitalise on combined strengths, and promote Arts and Humanities, including their interfaces with Social Sciences and STEM subjects.
  • To develop a stimulating culture and supportive framework in which doctoral researchers can:
    • complete excellent doctoral research
    • achieve their full potential as intellectuals and as positive contributors to society
    • acquire and apply professional skills that enhance their employability in a global culture and market.
  • To enrich the doctoral researcher experience through opportunities for interaction across disciplines, across institutions, and with national and international partners and collaborators outside the university sector.
  • To work with the Arts and Humanities Research Council in building research capacity in subject areas of strategic importance.
  • To ensure that resources are distributed in such a way as reflects both the maintenance of the highest academic standards and the needs of the relevant disciplines.