We are proud to work in collaboration with a varied range of regional, national and international partners to develop training, knowledge exchange and collaborative projects. If your organisation is interested in creating a collaboration with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership you can contact us


BBC engineers have been at the forefront of developments in broadcast technology since the founding of public service broadcasting in the UK. Whether it’s noise-cancelling microphones in the 1930s, the first transatlantic television transmission in the 1950s, Ceefax in the 1970s, digital television and radio in the 1990s and HDTV in the 2000s, or the challenge to traditional broadcasting brought about by the internet and interactive media, BBC Research & Development has led the way with innovative technology and collaborative ways of working.

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and gives access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. In its London and Yorkshire sites, the BL collections include manuscripts, archives, books, maps, visual art, sound recordings, newspapers, zines, stamps, official publications, journals, databases, websites … and more! Spanning over 3,500 years of history, drawn from across the world and covering hundreds of languages, the Library’s Collection is an essential research resource, unique in its size, variety and potential to support scholarship across a wide range of different disciplines and subject areas.


FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, we use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives. As a centre for Research and Development, we work with partners across the creative industries, health, higher education and arts sectors to develop multi-disciplinary projects exploring the relationship between technology and culture.


FutureEverything is an internationally recognised R&D hub for digital culture, and we present industry conferences, innovation projects, artworks and live experiences which showcase a digital future. For almost twenty years FutureEverything has been at the heart of the digital debate, inspiring thinkers, city makers, developers, coders, artists and musicians to experiment and collaborate.


Formed by the merger of two of Manchester’s best-loved arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, HOME’s mission is to be “home for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators”.


The Science and Industry Museum is devoted to inspiring visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond. Sitting on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, the museum is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, medicine, technology, industry and media. The Science and Industry Museum is part of the Science Museum Group (SMG). 

Opera North

Opera North is breathing new life into the Arts in the North of England, inspiring audiences, engaging communities and challenging preconceptions. We produce a busy programme of main stage productions, but also strive to create opportunities for everyone to engage with the arts, regardless of their social or economic circumstances. Every year we collaborate with a vast array of artists, musicians and creatives who work with our dedicated chorus and orchestra to grow the art form. Through our work and performances we strive to reflect and engage community life in the North whilst contributing unique, vital and truly original material to the world of opera.

Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Archives

The Archive services are working with both local universities and colleges to help develop joint sessions held at the Record Office using original documents. They work in partnership with universities to add modules to existing courses or help develop new sessions. In the past our archive services have worked with undergraduates, MA students as well as PhD groups.

TATE Liverpool

In the 1980s Alan Bowness, then director of Tate, decided to create a ‘Tate of the North’, as the TATE Liverpool project became known. This would be a gallery with a distinct identity, dedicated to showing modern art and encouraging a new, younger audience through an active education programme.