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Welcome to the November newsletter

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We are delighted to share with you that Leeds Trinity has received the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze award, which recognises the University’s commitment to improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students and staff.

We are the first university in Yorkshire to achieve this award after embarking on a programme to embed race equality and develop a comprehensive action plan to promote inclusion. This has been supported by initiatives such as our equality networks, investment in PhD studentships looking at widening access for BAME students, and Leeds Trinity academic Ricardo Barker’s film Re:Tension and toolkit.

There is still much to do, and we will give particular focus to supporting and developing BAME role models, including in our alumni community. We are committed to making a difference and would welcome your views and input. Read our full update on the website

All Saints' Day 2020

During our All Saints' Day Mass on Sunday 1 November we said goodbye to Professor Margaret House, and welcomed Professor Charles Egbu as our new Vice-Chancellor.

The Mass featured celebration, prayer and reflection, with music from The Chapel Choir.  View photos from All Saints' Day. 

Remembrance Tree

Throughout the year, we've remembered those connected with Leeds Trinity who sadly passed away on our Remembrance Tree. On All Souls' Day we remembered our loved ones and put all the names back on the tree and lit candles for them.

The red candle symbolises those who are not on the tree, but who we'd like to remember. 

PGCE Virtual Open Day

Our next PGCE Teacher Training Virtual Open Evening is taking place on Thursday 19 November from 6.00 – 7.30pm. If you would like to attend or know someone who might,  it gives you the chance to find out about the Primary and Secondary PGCE courses we run, the variety of study routes on offer, and the hundreds of schools that we work in partnership with across Yorkshire.

Attendees can find out about the application process, receive interview tips and have a virtual tour. Book your place.

New Inclusive Leadership programme

We are recruiting now for our new PG Cert Inclusive Leadership course, developed and delivered in partnership with Leeds Learning Alliance.

The programme is aimed at managers and leaders working in educational and associated settings and offers an opportunity to explore the creation of inclusive practices and develop strategies to maintain and promote cultures of inclusivity.

Developed specifically to move discourse on inclusion away from 'organic' issues such as ‘special educational needs and disabilities’, the course considers the social and cultural contexts that create notions of advantage and disadvantage and looks at how to apply critical approaches to inclusion to your professional practice.

Visit our website to find out more about joining the programme this January.

Featured alumni — Hugh Faupel

We were delighted to recently hear from 1979 graduate Hugh Faupel. Hugh arrived at Leeds Trinity in 1975 unsure of his future career path, after initially training to be a Priest. 

His time at Leeds Trinity convinced him to follow opportunities in broadcasting. During his career, Hugh was in charge of Songs of Praise for over 10 years, giving him the opportunity to travel, meet and work with some incredible people.

"In my final year I saw an advert for Religious Broadcast Producer in BBC radio and was encouraged to apply by the college careers department. I didn't get the job but the connection was made and I went on to work for the BBC for 30 years."

Read Hugh's alumni profile.