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Welcome to the November newsletter


October drew to a close with the great news from Channel 4 that its second Headquarters will be in Leeds, providing exciting opportunities for our students and alumni.

A day later, we celebrated All Saints' Day, which included a busy Mass presided over by The Right Reverend Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, and the following week was one of the most anticipated weeks in the University calendar; Journalism and Media Week. As ever, there was an exceptional line up of speakers, many of whom were alumni, and in the middle of the week the University hosted a Trinity Talk with alumna Kate Bottley entitled God and the Gogglebox: from Trinity to Telly. It was certainly a talk that will be remembered for a long time!

November has been an extremely busy month on campus and we’re delighted and proud to have welcomed so many former staff, and alumni back as guests and speakers.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved.

Alumni return to campus after 30 years!

We were delighted to recently welcome back alumni from the class of 1988 (start year). All have gone on to be outstanding primary teachers and senior leaders thanks to their experience at Leeds Trinity University.

If you would like to visit, just drop us an email and we'll do all we can to make your visit as special as possible.

Carol Service at Leeds Trinity University

Join us on Tuesday 4 December, 7.00-9.00pm, for a festive evening of song and celebration as we enjoy the annual Carol Service at Leeds Trinity University.

The evening will begin with carols in the Chapel, with performances from a variety of our partnership choirs including the Leeds Trinity Cathedral Boys' and Girls' Choirs, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School Choir, Mount St Mary's Catholic Secondary School Choir and our Leeds Trinity University Chapel Choir.

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be avilable 8.15-9.00pm. For catering purposes, please register via Eventbrite by Friday 30 November.

Teacher of the Year award for Sam

Congratulations to Leeds Trinity teaching alumnus Sam Stones who was named Teacher of the Year at the Pride of Malton and Norton Awards ceremony of 2018.

Sam graduated in 2015 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PgCert) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Sam is currently in the third year of a three-year Master's degree in Education at Leeds Trinity, where he is writing a dissertation focusing on teacher retention, and the lived experiences of LGBTQ+​ teachers.

Take part in our 5k Santa Fun Run

On Thursday 6 December 2018, at 1.00pm, the Leeds Trinity Santa 5k Fun Run will take place, starting and finishing on campus and going through Horsforth.

Last year, students, staff, alumni and friends of the University took part to raise funds for the Inspiring Futures Programme, supporting Leeds Trinity students to be able to compete at national level in their sport. The first finishers were Erasmus student Kalvin Brookes (pictured) and staff member Liz Champion.

All abilities are welcome and participants can run or walk. For further information and how to enter please click here.

Featured alumni - Katie Taylor

“Studying Journalism at Leeds Trinity University really stepped up my writing and encouraged me to develop my own style, as well as giving me the confidence to share my work.”

2010 Journalism graduate, Katie Taylor has recently taken the beer industry by storm as a freelance writer, securing a monthly column in Ferment Magazine and acting as a judge at the World Beer Awards. She has also launched her own website and is studying to become a beer sommelier!

Earlier this month Katie was shortlisted for the Best Young Beer Writer Award at this year's British Guild of Beer Writer's ceremony, taking place on 22 November.

You can read more about Katie on her alumni profile