WRoCAHpressreleaseWhite Rose College of the Arts & Humanities

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is one of 11 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and seven Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across the UK, that are supported by large awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for 5 years from 2014.  The new Doctoral Training Partnerships put new emphasis on collaboration across institutions and with external partners..

WRoCAH was awarded £19.2m funding from the AHRC and is supplemented by a further contribution of £4m from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  This allows the White Rose College to recruit and train more than 300 fully-funded doctoral researchers over five years.

Doctoral training with WRoCAH takes a collaborative approach to equip high-achieving researchers with the skills and experience to become leaders in their chosen fields, ultimately benefiting the UK economy and society. To achieve this, the College works closely with leading external organisations from sectors including museums, galleries, archives and libraries; arts and heritage organisations; creative industries; design, manufacturing and retail; publishing and performing arts; media; and charities and the public sector.


whiteroselogoThe White Rose Consortium

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, 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 £130 million 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 seek new partners on a regional, national and international basis.

Supporting Research  White Rose Universities work together to access funding to implement a variety of initiatives. These include a number of Doctoral Training Centres.

Supporting Knowledge Exchange  Translational research, through a focus on collaboration, has led to the development of a number of significant White Rose led initiatives.

Supporting Teaching and Learning  White Rose initiatives support staff and doctoral researchers across the Universities to enhance their learning and teaching by bringing together expertise and knowledge in offering training, skills enhancement and professional development.

All three Universities are active members of a range of bodies demonstrating strong commitment to the benefits of collaboration at regional, national and international levels:

  • The Russell Group
    A group of leading UK research-intensive Higher Education Institutions;
  • The N8 Network
    Eight northern English research-led Universities committed to developing interaction in Arts and Humanities research;
  • Worldwide Universities Network
    A network of eighteen research-intensive institutions spanning five continents, facilitating research collaborations across and beyond the network.