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Welcome to the November newsletter

Dear ,

What a month November has been! We've welcomed a wealth of industry professionals for our annual Journalism and Media Week, and welcomed back alumni from the 1980s for a reunion, organised by Andonella Thomson and Anne Sankey, on Saturday 9 November. It started on campus with an afternoon tour and for some of the group, it was their first time on campus for 30 years. More alumni arrived in the evening for a celebration in the Original Oak in Headingley. You can see if you recognise anyone in our Facebook gallery.

Next month, on Wednesday 4 December, we will be celebrating our latest cohort of graduates during our winter graduation ceremony.

Alumni impress during Journalism and Media Week 2019

Earlier this month we were very proud to host the annual Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity.

As ever, top names in the industry shared their success stories, tips and answered questions from packed audiences. We are extremely proud that so many of the speakers were our own alumni. During the week, alumna Dr Kate Lister delivered a thought-provoking Trinity Talk to challenge the stigma of sex work in the media.

If you are interested in speaking during a future Journalism and Media Week please drop us an email.

Apprenticeships at Leeds Trinity

We deliver a range of degree apprenticeships designed to develop high-level skills in the workforce, or recruit new talent into business.

Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying part-time at the University and offer a work-based learning experience leading to a Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or Higher Education Certificate in a relevant subject.

They are fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning there is no additional cost to the employer, and no cost for the apprentice. Find out more here.

Contact Leeds Trinity University's Centre for Apprenticeships, Work-based Learning and Skills by email or telephone on ​​0113 283 7320​.

Premiere for film tackling institutional racism in higher education

A film which addresses institutional racism and unconscious bias within higher education premiered at Leeds Trinity University on Thursday 7 November.

Written, directed and produced by Senior Lecturer in Film Ricardo BarkerRe:Tension is a 20-minute short film following 19-year-old student, Thapelo, as he wrestles with the idea of whether or not to report racism at his university. Read more about the film here.

Competition winner announced

Thank you to everyone who entered our summer competition which was all about friendships made at Leeds Trinity. 

A panel had a very tough job of picking a winner but in the end selected alumna Kirsty Beal. Big congratulations to Kirsty who won a bag full of Leeds Trinity merchandise. You can view all of the finalists here

Featured alumni - John Flanagan

This month we are sharing John Flanagan's incredible story of supporting more than 150,000 disadvataged people in the Philippines, since moving there in 2010.

John graduated from Drama and Public Media in 1983. After graduating he went on to have a very successful teaching career but everything changed for John after witnessing the poverty in the Philipenes during visits in in 2008 and 2009. So he moved there in 2010 with the aim of making a difference. And wow, has he.

John helps as many people as he can on a daily basis by distributing donated clothing, toys, medication, books and basic food supplies. He has helped, in some way, hundreds of thousands of people over the past nine years. You can read more about John's incredible story on our news pages and view a video made about John on Youtube.