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Welcome to the January newsletter

Dear ,

A very warm welcome to the first newsletter of 2020. We hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year and look forward to keeping you updated with everything that is happening at Leeds Trinity this year. 

We'll continue to proudly share success stories of our alumni community, such as Ellis Pascall and Conor Meese (pictured above) who were appointed as joint Head Coaches of the England Students Women's Rugby Football League squad.

Thank you to the 100 alumni who have already completed the 2020 alumni survey. The 31 Janaury deadline is fast approaching for your chance to win a £100 voucher. You can complete it here.

Take your next step in 2020

Looking to make a change to mark the new decade? Maybe you want to progress in your career? If this sounds like you, then make sure you discover your options at our PGCE and Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 22 February.

The Open Day is your chance to find out about our range of taught postgraduate degrees, as well as the different PGCE primary and secondary routes we have available – University-led, SCITT and School Direct.  You’ll also be able to talk to our Admissions team about the application process and find out more about your postgraduate student finance options. Book your place here.

Mass to remember Fr David Smith

Leeds Trinity is holding a Mass for former Chaplain, Fr David Smith, to mark 25 years since he sadly passed away.

The Mass is taking place on Saturday 16 May in the chapel at 3.00pm. This will be followed by tea, coffee and nibbles in the atrium. 

For further information, and to let us know if you'd like to attend, please visit our eventbrite page.

University partners with national prison leadership programme

Leeds Trinity University has partnered with Unlocked Graduates, the leadership scheme for prison officers, to deliver a master's degree as part of the programme.

120 participants will start the two-year programme in July 2020 and will study for a master's in Applied Custodial Leadership, whilst working on the front line alongside Prison Officers across the country.

The application deadline for the Unlocked Graduates 2020 programme remains open until 31 January. Find more here.

Sports coaching opportunities

We have two great opportunities for alumni who are new to, or looking to get in to, coaching.

On Saturday 29 February, 12.00 - 3.00pm, there is a Teachers Award in Badminton course for £45.

On Friday 13 March, 9.00am - 5.00pm, there is a Level 2 Dodgeball Course for £65.

Book your place(s) via our online store.

Business Advice Cafe

Do you have a specific question about your business that you’d like to ask an expert? Would you like some advice about how to market your product, create a PR campaign, price your products, understand cash flow and budgets, how to register your intellectual property or just someone to run your business idea by to see if it is viable?

Why not Come and meet our experts over a coffee on Thursday 13 February, 4.30 - 7.00pm,and let them help you to grow your business, share advice and bounce around ideas, face-to-face, for free!

Find out more and book your place here.

Featured alumni - Freddie Hospedales

We were thrilled to welcome 1986 Geography with Public Media graduate Freddie Hospedales back to campus in November last year, before he attended a reunion with fellow alumni from the 1980s.

Freddie is Global Head of Marketing at ERM, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy.

"I’m doing things that make a difference to the planet on issues like climate change."

Read Freddie's alumni story here, including more about his role and him playing bass guitar with George Michael!