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Welcome to the September newsletter

Dear ,

It will be a very different start to a new academic year this time, but you can guarantee that the usual warm welcome and support will be shining through from everyone on campus. 

The students will have the opportunity to be mentored again this year, thanks to the continued support of our alumni community and business partners. If you haven't signed up yet but would still like to be involved you can find out more information and sign up here.

Please know how grateful we are for the continued support of our alumni community.

Interested in training to become a teacher?

If you feel teaching may be for you, book a place on our PGCE Teacher Training Virtual Open Day on Saturday 10 October from 11.00am – 1.00pm.

The Open Day will give you the chance to have a virtual tour, find out about the Primary and Secondary PGCE courses we run, the variety of study routes, and the hundreds of schools that we work in partnership with across Yorkshire.

You'll also find out about the application process, interview preparation, student finance and support teams. Book your place.

Alumnus collaborating with Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy are working with alumnus Mick Moriarty (Human Movement, 1971, pictured) and student Sky Wells-Young to organise three food bank collections between now and Christmas. 

Donations in October and November will be given to Bradford Metropolitan and Bradford Central Food Banks. In December, a special Christmas-related collection will take place for the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, who will give donations to vulnerable families in Halton Moor, Leeds.

Collections will take place between 6.00 and 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 OctoberTuesday 3 November and Tuesday 8 December.

For further information contact Hannah Hayward, Coordinating Lay Chaplain.

Three graduates taken on by alumnus

Alumnus Dan Taylor (Business and Marketing, 2013), Head of Research and Development at SALT.agency in Horsforth, has recently employed three Leeds Trinity graduates to work in content strategy, research, production and SEO. 

SALT.agency provides industry-leading technical marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services to international organisations across multiple sectors. Find out more

A very special anniversary

Congratulations to alumnus Paul Lloyd (CAM,1976) who celebrated 40 years of marriage to his wife Elaine this month.

They were married by Father Pete McGuire in the College Chapel in September 1980.

Featured alumni - Jayashika Padmasiri

Jayashika graduated from English in 2011. She chose to study with us after seeing our advert in a higher education agency office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Since graduating, Jayashika has enjoyed incredible success with her poetry and filmmaking. 

"I published my second poetry collection Paper Planes in 2014 which won the 2015 Sri Lankan State Literary Award for the Best Poetry Collection in English."

After studying filmmaking in 2015, she went on to direct the film Talking With the Wind which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2017. In 2018 the film was screened at other film festivals in Asia.

Read Jayashika's alumni profile.