The University of Leeds is seeking new voluntary and community sector partners to join their Positive Impact Partners Programme (PIP) and benefit from working collaboratively with the Universtiy staff.

Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is the University’s flagship programme designed to increase collaboration between the voluntary and community sector and the University, and positively contribute to our local communities.

Through PIP, Unliversity of Leeds connects local voluntary and community sector organisations together with staff to exchange knowledge and skills, share resources and form new collaborative partnerships, designed to create mutual benefits.

PIP has matched local charitable and social benefit organisations with staff at the University who can provide advice on a range of professional and business skills, as well as knowledge on a wide variety of academic disciplines. The diverse skill set available at the University has enabled voluntary and community sector organisations to succeed where they have been previously struggling and helped build capacity in the city to deal with societal issues.

PIP has created University research and curriculum projects and offered volunteering, internship and research opportunities for our staff and students. Staff also gain insights from their voluntary and community sector partner’s background and history that can be used in their personal and professional development.

To register your interest in the PIP programme or to find out more information visit:

Applications are being accepted for inclusion in this round of the programme until Friday 15 March.