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Welcome to the September newsletter


We are just days away now from the start of Semester One and students returning to campus. With this in mind, our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Egbu, recently reflected on five key lessons he learned while taking the helm during the pandemic that can be applied in the future.

Going forward, there are still many ways that we'd love you to be involved with the University. If you are interested in opportunities around placements, graduate recruitment, apprenticeships or the Leeds Trinity Business Network please let us know.

Leeds Trinity shortlisted for award

We are delighted to share that Leeds Trinity has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2021.

In being shortlisted, the University has been recognised for its ongoing work in embedding race equality, which saw the establishment of the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (RECSAT) in 2017 to improve the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and staff.

The awards will take place at the Hilton London Metropole on Thursday 25 November. Read more.

The Chapel – then and now

Whenever we welcome alumni and former staff back to campus, one area that most people say has stayed the same is our Chapel. 

What do you think? You can see for yourself on one of our recent Facebook posts. 

Mentoring opportunity

Following on from last year's successful myFuture Connections Mentoring programme, we are looking forward to launching our 2021/22 initiative. The scheme will run from November to March and will give students the opportunity to learn from our graduates and business partners.

We expect the mentoring to continue remotely for most pairings. 

If you are interested in being involved, please email us and we'll give you more information.

PGCE opportunities at Leeds Trinity

If you would like to find out more about training to teach at Leeds Trinity, join us for our PGCE Teacher Training Open Day on Saturday 16 October.

Taking place from 11.00am until 2.00pm, this Open Day will give you the opportunity to discover our wide range of Primary and Secondary PGCE courses, find out about the application process and learn about the different study routes available – University-led, School Direct and SCITT.

Find out more and book your place.

Featured alumni – Gemma Turner Lindley

Many of you will remember Gemma as the 2003/04 Vice President of the Students' Union after she completed her degree in Theology in 2003. After her sabbatical year she returned to academia and graduated in 2005 with a PGCE in Religious Studies. 

Gemma's motivations to be a teacher came from her own experience. She said: "I didn't have a great experience at school and so part of my choice to get into teaching was about contributing to students having a better experience at school than I had".

She is currently Assistant Headteacher at Allerton Grange High School and a highly engaged alumna who continues to give us incredible support. 

Read Gemma's alumni profile. 

Share your story

We are always very proud to share stories from our alumni community.

If you would like to find out more about what this entails, please email us and we'll tell you more.