Work with us: guidance for academics

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As part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Manchester and the National Trust in the North, we’re developing tools and guidance to make it easier for university-based academics to work with us at the Trust.

This toolkit will include information about the National Trust’s research priorities; who to contact about potential research collaborations; guidance on the documentation that makes it easier to plan, coordinate and evaluate partnerships; and case studies of successful projects between academics and staff and volunteers based at National Trust properties.

The tools and guidance will be based on the learnings of the seven pilot properties of the KTP: Dunham Massey; Little Moreton Hall; Lyme; Nostell; Quarry Bank; Speke; Sizergh. We’ve been working with academics based at sixteen universities across the North to develop new research projects.

Get in touch 

This guidance will be available soon, but in the meantime if you're interested in hearing more about the Toolkit or the KTP, please contact Ben Wilcock (Academic Coordinator and KTP Associate) on