Uni of Sheffield helps launch £23m Arts and Humanities college

I wrote a few news articles for Forge Press, the student newspaper, when I started my course at Sheffield in September 2013. Here it is on their website. 

The University of Sheffield has helped launch the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities, a new £23m initiative that will fund scholarships for 300 doctoral students over the next five years.

The White Rose College will be one of the largest doctoral training schools for arts and humanities in the UK.

Alongside the universities of York and Leeds, Sheffield is a member of the White Rose Consortium, a partnership between the three Russell Group universities established in 1997.

£19m has been provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the White Rose Consortium will provide an additional £4m.

As well as studying at their own university, successful applicants will benefit from specialist research and employability training from White Rose College and the opportunities to study abroad and go on placements.

Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, said: “The funding from the AHRC is a real vote of confidence in the depth of scholarship and the quality of the doctoral experience in Arts and Humanities in the three universities. Potential applicants for these AHRC studentships, as well as students funded by other means, will see this award as a badge of quality, helping us continue to attract the brightest doctoral students.”

Since its formation the White Rose Consortium has raised over £130m for the three Universities involved.

Applications for the White Rose College open in November 2013, with the first group of students starting in Autumn 2014.

The new college qualifies as one of the AHRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and as an AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

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