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Posted on 21 October 2013

Keele is part of a North West Consortium that has been awarded £14 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train a new generation of skilled researchers.

The NWC brings together the universities of Manchester, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, the Royal Northern College of Music and Salford, awarding around 200 PhD studentships over a five year period.

It is one of eleven new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and seven Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2014.  The DTPs offer postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of the AHRC's disciplines, largely through consortia of Higher Education institutions (HEIs).

Professor Ann Hughes, Director of the Research Institutes for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele, said: "We are delighted to be part of the North West's AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Our participation is testimony to the quality of research and postgraduate training in the humanities at Keele, and our involvement in this major regional programme will extend the opportunities available to our students. 

"Commitment to public engagement and collaboration are very important to us, and we are particularly pleased that one of Keele's long-standing partners, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives and Heritage Service, is part of this new consortium."