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Welcome to the September Alumni newsletter


Over the last couple of months we’ve loved welcoming several groups of alumni to campus for a trip down memory lane. Most recently we welcomed alumni from the class of '83 (pictured above), whose tour around campus included a walk around the Shrewsbury building which used to be their halls of residence, but is now staff offices!

If you're planning on visiting the campus, please drop us an email and let us know - we'd be honoured to show you around!

Reverend Kate Bottley Trinity Talk

We are excited to announce that the Reverend Kate Bottley will deliver a Trinity Talk at Leeds Trinity University on Wednesday 7 November 2018.

Witty and outspoken, Kate will talk about her impressive career since graduating from Leeds Trinity more than 20 years ago in her Trinity Talk, entitled God and the Gogglebox: from Trinity to Telly.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to sell quickly for this event.

Alumnus runner-up in BBC poetry competition

Congratulations to Ian Harker who was runner-up in the 2018 BBC Proms poetry competiton.

The competition, which is judged annually by The Verb presenter Ian McMillan, Poetry Society Director Judith Palmer and poet Helen Mort, encourages aspiring poets to write a poem inspired by any piece of music in that year's Proms season.

Ian's poem 'Sea Interlude, Blackpool 1987' was inspired by Benjamin Brittan's Sea Interludes and was named runner up in the age 19 plus category.

Alumni teams to take on students

In the next few weeks we'll welcome back many alumni to challenge our current student teams on campus.

Saturday 22 September
1.00pm, Mens Rugby Union

Saturday 29 September 
1.00pm, Mens Rugby League

Saturday 5 October 
2.00pm, Ladies Hockey

If you'd like to be involved, please contact the relevant alumni (information on event pages above) and let them know. Spectators on the day are welcome! 

PGCE Open Day

Are you interested in training to teach? If so, don’t miss our next  PGCE Open Day on Saturday 29 September, 11.00am - 2.00pm.

You'll have the chance to find out about the Primary and Secondary PGCE courses we have available, and our supportive approach to teacher training. You'll also learn out about student finance, the application process and how to prepare for your interview. You can book your place here.

Save the date for All Saints Day

All Saints Day will take place on Thursday 1 November, with a Mass at 11.00am followed by lunch and refreshments. We are pleased to welcome the Rt Rev Marcus Stock, the Bishop of Leeds, to All Saints Day 2018.

All alumni are welcome to attend - please save the date and we'll circulate further information in our October newsletter.

Featured alumni - Katie Simpson

2001 English and Media graduate Katie Simpson (nee Fussey) is returning to Leeds Trinity this month as a Visiting Lecturer. 

Katie will deliver a module entitled 'Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence' within the School of Social and Health Sciences. She will draw on her current role as Director of Learning and Development for Brightsparks; a York-based community interest company that provides learning and development courses, research and impact support with a view to helping lives.