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Welcome to the July newsletter


With so much happening in June and July we’ve decided to pull together a bumper double-edition of the newsletter for you!

In June our annual memorial cricket match to remember former student Matthew Huggett took place. Matthew sadly passed away in 2013 at the age of 21. An alumni and staff team took on the Student Cricket Club at Horsforth Hall Park to raise £169 for Macmillan. Find out who won on our news page.

June also saw Leeds Trinity ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities for student satisfaction, according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.

July is one of our favourite times of the year as we celebrate our student achievements during Graduation. Ceremonies this year take place from 15-19 July and will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Alumni Reunion Weekend - Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September

Is your year group celebrating a milestone year, for example are you 10, 20, 25 or 50 years since starting or graduating from Leeds Trinity?

Or would you just like to come back, visit your alma mater and have a great time?

We have an interesting and fun-filled weekend planned and accommodation available if you need to stay overnight.

Find out more on our website and book your place here.

Alumna wins BAFTA

Huge congratulations to alumna Amanda Murphy (Communications and Cultural Studies, 1985) who recently won the award for Short Form Programme at the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards for her film Missed Call.

Missed Call is a short film based on real events and follows a son's journey to reconnect with his absent father through an exchange of text messages and phone calls. The film was produced by Leeds Trinity alumna Amanda Murphy, Executive Producer and Senior Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. Read more here.

Placement Launch Programme

Every year the Placement Office takes over the student timetable and organises a series of workshops, lectures and events designed to prepare our first-year students for life on placement.

The Placement Launch Programme (PLP) is a massive undertaking involving 750 students, studying 10 different disciplines under the guidance of 36 academic staff who all get involved in the sessions. We hosted 21 external speakers - all industry professionals - delivering insights into their chosen areas, as well as six speakers from Leeds Trinity, giving talks on everything from how to cope with stress to the use of social media. 

It’s particularly inspiring for our students to hear from alumni on how you have managed the transition from life at Leeds Trinity to life in the workplace. If you’d like to be involved in next year’s programme please get in touch with Alison Taft, Professional Placements Manager.

Former staff welcomed back

In June we were delighted to welcome back several former staff members to campus. Friendships were rekindled and so many happy memories were shared. 

Do you recognise anyone? Find out who attended the event on our Alumni Facebook page.

Featured alumni - Frank Glanz

As reunion season is upon us we thought we'd share Frank Glanz's story this month.

Frank studied Sociology 1967-1971 and attended the 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration in 2016. At this event he was reunited with several classmates he hadn't spoken to for 45 years! 

Following the reunion Frank also attended the celebration that took place at the House of Commons with fellow alumni.

'There were still only 600 students when I began in September 1967 unlike the 3,500 plus at Trinity today.'

You can read more about Frank's student experience on his alumni profile and see video footage of him from the alumni celebration.