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Welcome to the June newsletter


We are very grateful that so many of our alumni community shared their thoughts and insight with us about our Strategic Plan. We received a large volume of responses which will be very useful in our future planning and strategy.

After celebrating with our Class of 2020 last month, we are very excited that in a few weeks we will be welcoming back our graduates from the Class of 2021 for graduation gowning and photography events on campus. 

We have recently planted 50 trees across campus following the 2020 NSS Survey, as part of an incentive for the Class of 2020 cohort to share their views and have a positive impact on the environment.

Award win for Leeds Trinity

We are extremely proud to have won the Diversity and Inclusion category at the 2021 Whatuni Student Choice Awards this month.

The award was in recognition of our work to tackle race equality and champion inclusion during the 2020/21 academic year.

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards celebrate the work carried out by higher education institutions to support their students. Read more.

Mentoring opportunities

Our Class of 2021 have graduated into a tough economic climate, with competition for roles being high. To support them, we have launched a summer mentoring initiative to offer additional help to those who would benefit from a supportive mentor.

There is a high demand for mentors in the field of support work and mental health. If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email the Alumni Office.

Award nomination for Alice

Congratulations to Alice Young (MA Journalism, 2020) who has been nominated for an IRN award for the Student Journalist of the Year category. The Awards, in conjunction with Sky News, celebrate the achievements of news and sports journalists in UK commercial radio in a wide range of categories. 

The results will be announced via a special video ceremony on Thursday 15 July. Read Alice's alumni profile.

Then and now: campus over the years

Recently we shared a series of images of campus from the early days compared to the present, showing how it has changed throughout the decades.

See how Leeds Trinity has evolved over the years on the Alumni Facebook page

Featured alumni — Jordan Stringer

Jordan graduated from Primary Education (Later Years 7-11) with QTS in 2019. But rather than go straight in to teaching he stayed on at Leeds Trinity to study the MA Mental Health in Children and Young People, graduating in 2020. 

"The issue of mental health has become increasingly prominent within schools and with young children in this country. I wanted to feel prepared to tackle these issues amongst my students as and when they appear and to ensure that I was doing everything I possibly could to support them."

As a student, Jordan was one of our first alumni ambassadors, sharing his journey with prospective students during Open Days. Jordan started his teaching career in September 2020 as a Year 5 teacher. Read Jordan's alumni profile.