Branding Information

Visual identity


The White Rose DTP supports many training and networking activities and events such as conferences, workshops and seminars.

These events can be led by pathways, departments or student groups. In these instances the White Rose DTP branding and visual identity should be used consistently and appropriately by only using approved templates, logos and wording. Templates and logos for the White Rose DTP visual identity are available to download below for use in event promotional material, handouts, signage and general communications.

If you are unsure whether it is appropriate to use the White Rose DTP or ESRC branding please contact us on


In some cases, White Rose DTP activities are specifically ESRC funded or for ESRC funded students only, in which case you should also use the ESRC logo.  Please see their visual identity webpage for downloads and instructions.  All ESRC students should acknowledge funder support on any publication or any other form of dissemination arising from their PhD.


The most commonly used templates are listed below but please contact the White Rose DTP office if there is a specific format not listed you require.  Simply download the template from the icon below, edit and save as document type.


All of the logos used in the White Rose DTP materials are listed below with how to access.

Always used in the top right hand corner of White Rose DTP only materials.
Always used in the top left hand corner of White Rose DTP/ESRC joint materials

Always used in top right hand corner of White Rose DTP/ESRC joint materials

Note: White Rose DTP member universities should always be listed in alphabetical order and the logos given equal weighting at the bottom of any materials (see Adobe PDF template)

Brand/Logo Colours

Dark blue colour: Pantone 541
Light blue colour: Pantone 2995


Word and Excel
Header – Calibri (Body) 14 point
Body – Calibri (Body) 11 point

PowerPoint and Adobe PDF
Title – Calibri (Body) 44 point
Text – Calibri (Body) 32 point

Profile Text

When describing the White Rose DTP please use the following approved text:

Long version:

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership in Social Sciences (DTP) was established in January 2011 with an investment from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to provide a national training centre for postgraduate researchers in social sciences, including the award of a minimum of 48 full scholarships per year.

By combining the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, the DTP delivers excellent supervision, first class training and vibrant intellectual environments for postgraduate research students.

The Centre trains social scientists to meet the demands of future global challenges whether working within industry, academia or government.  We offer an exciting interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, combining taught and research elements.

The DTP offers a range of scholarships across core disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, meaning greater scope for ground-breaking research projects.  Students have access to national and international networks of industrial partners, opinion formers, policy makers and academics, enabling us to produce doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility.

Summary version:

By combining the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, the DTP delivers excellent supervision, first class training and vibrant intellectual environments for postgraduate research students.

  • Training courses, seminars, and workshops
  • Pathway specific and interdisciplinary activities
  • Networking events
  • Knowledge exchange and research impact
  • Collaborative links to organisations in the private, public and third sector

Academic Posters

If you are intending to exhibit academic posters at a White Rose DTP event or hold a poster competition, please ensure your poster preparation guidelines include the White Rose DTP logo and where to position it (see logo instructions above).  Similarly if the White Rose DTP event is for ESRC funded students only, the posters should also contain the ESRC logo (see ESRC and logo instructions above).

Contact Details

Always use the following addresses when publishing White Rose DTP contact details:

Twitter:  @wrssdtp (to join the conversation – #wrssdtp)

White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership
The University of Sheffield
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

Pre-Printed Resources available from the White Rose DTP Office

Subject to stock, the White Rose DTP may sometimes be able to provide a small number of pre-printed branded delegate folders, promotional leaflets, pens and a banner to support your event.  Contact the White Rose DTP on to check availability.


The White Rose DTP has a number of approved photographs in our image library of previous events which can be used in promotional materials.  Please contact the White Rose DTP on and we will happily email a selection of photographs from our image library for you to use.