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Welcome to the June newsletter

Dear ,

I hope this message find you and your family safe and well. I'm sure you are wondering what is happening on campus, so I hope you find this update useful.

Our intention for the Academic Year 2020/21 is to reopen the campus for teaching and accommodation from September. Preparations to ensure safe delivery on-campus, combined with online learning and teaching, are underway, and colleagues are working together to develop our approach.

To ensure our campus is ready for September, our Estates and Facilities department have been on site to begin preparations for the autumn. Colleagues are working to maximise the capacity of the campus for the delivery of student-focused activities and to ensure that appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in place.

Screens will be installed at reception desks, there will be sanitising stations at building entrances, doors will be fitted with foot handles where possible, and we are in the process of finalising a one-way system for all buildings.

Alumni business utilises students

Two Marketing alumni have set up virtual work placements for undergraduate students in marketing, social media, digital content and business development.

Thomas Haigh and Danielle Webster, Directors of VISCO Agency in Pudsey, have launched virtual work placements for the first time, supporting nine Leeds Trinity students from the School of Communication, Business and Law interested in pursuing a career in marketing, communications, and journalism. Read more.

Alumnus returns to Leeds for BBC series

Presenter and historian David Olusoga has announced he will be filming the fourth series of BBC’s A House Through Time in Leeds. 

David is working with producers and researchers to identify a house in Leeds suitable as a focal point. Previous series have used 18th- or 19th-century townhouses originally built for the middle classes and which were closely tied to the economic fortunes of each city. 

David studied Broadcast Journalism at Leeds Trinity in the 1990s. Read more about the programme, scheduled to be aired in 2021, and David in the Yorkshire Post.

Postgraduate opportunities

Are you, or do you know of anyone, in the early stages of a teaching career or a practising educational professional?

Leeds Trinity guides and supports students throughout what we hope will be a long and successful teaching career. We strengthen the understanding of critical issues relating to childhood and education studies and develop additional specialist knowledge to support teachers in their current roles.

Our range of postgraduate degrees, many of which are part-time, could be a great next step for you, a colleague or a friend. Don't forget, if you are a Leeds Trinity graduate, you could be entitled to an alumni discount.

Click on the courses below for further information.

MA Childhood and Education
MA Education
MA Family Support
MA Mental Health in Children and Young People
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination
  (NASENCo) PG Cert

Contact us on 0113 283 7150 or at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Featured alumni - Mia McHugh

Alumna Mia McHugh returned to Leeds Trinity in 2019, to take on a maternity cover role as Lay Chaplain for a year. She'd previously graduated twice from Leeds Trinity, from BA Hons Theology in 2015 and Secondary PGCE in Religious Education in 2016. 

She was part of an all alumni Chaplaincy team with fellow graduates Danielle Roman (Chaplaincy Administrator) and Fr Marc Homsey (Chaplain). 

"I saw the Lay Chaplain post advertised at a point in my life where I was searching for a change; after reading the job description and realising that I met all the criteria, a friend told me that I would be daft not to apply."

Mia was a brilliant colleague and we all wish her well for the future. 

Find out more about Mia's experience as Lay Chaplain on the Alumni Facebook page and on her alumni profile.