To ensure the provision of innovative and socially engaged postgraduate training, Northern Bridge Consortium has strategic partnerships with a number of organisations within and beyond our regions which have public missions aligned with our own.

Our partners play a central role in shaping the development of our consortium and in facilitating student-focused knowledge-transfer activities, offering placements and providing a range of specialist training outside our seven universities.

Our partners add value to students' research projects by providing access to collections and on-site training in resource discovery, study space, and expert supervision from professionals such as archivists, curators, designers and archaeologists.

In addition, they offer training in and opportunities for cultural resource management, creative practice, arts management, media engagement, exhibitions, performances and screenings, publication and other forms of dissemination.

Current Partners

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BBC Northern Ireland

Belfast City Council

Department for Communities NI (includes National Museums NI and Libraries NI)

Durham Cathedral

Historic England

The National Science and Media Museum

New Writing North

Newcastle City Council

Sage Gateshead

Seven Stories: National Centre for Children's Books 

The Bowes Museum

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Wordsworth Trust