Join PIP to Collaborate with the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is seeking new third sector partners to join our Positive Impact Partners Programme (PIP) and benefit from working collaboratively with our staff.

Positive Impact Partners (PIP) is the University’s flagship programme designed to increase collaboration between the third sector and University, and positively contribute to our local communities. Through PIP we connect local third 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 third 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 Third Sector partner’s background and history that can be used in their personal and professional development.

Download our update report to read more about the collaborative partnerships that have been formed through PIP and the key benefits to PIP partners, the University and Third Sector (PDF)  

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.