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Welcome to the August newsletter


It's that time of year when we are getting ready to welcome our new cohort of freshers, as well as our returning year groups. Staff and students alike will soon be doing that memorable journey to campus, which you will hopefully remember well! If you need a reminder or are feeling nostalgic, you can view the typical route from train to campus on our Alumni facebook page

For some though, activity has already started on campus, as we have recently welcomed our second Unlocked Graduates cohort (a two-year leadership scheme for Prison Officers) to Leeds Trinity. Read more.

We are also very pleased to announce that the University has received Turing Scheme funding to support international mobility. Leeds Trinity has been granted £86,400 from the UK government’s new student mobility programme to support international study, work and volunteering opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year. Read more.

Thank you for supporting us

A big thank you to all of our alumni community who shared information about Clearing at Leeds Trinity.

As ever, we're extremely grateful for your support and we look forward to welcoming our latest cohort onto campus in the near future.

Ellie signs for Fulham FC Women

Congratulations to alumna Ellie Olds (Sport and Exercise Sciences, 2018) who has recently signed for Fulham FC Women. Ellie previously played for Swindon Town Women Football Club.

Fulham FC Women kicked off their season on 22 August with a 5-1 win away at Aylesford. 

25 years at Leeds Trinity for Judith

In September, Student Support Advice Officer Judith Atkinson will celebrate 25 years at Leeds Trinity. 

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, Toby Chelms, is organising a surprise celebration, so if you would like to send a few words or a video please email Toby by 13 September.  

Featured alumni — Lewis King

This month we are proud to feature alumnus Lewis King. Lewis studied English and Media (2013) and MA Creative Writing (2017). Many of you may remember Lewis as he also worked in the Marketing Team as an intern, supporting alumni engagement.

Since leaving the University, Lewis has been a regular visitor – attending the Leeds Trinity Business Network, networking events, our Writers Festival and much more. He has also acted as a compere for us at various events and has regularly supported our mentoring initiatives.

"I’ve been able to work on some interesting projects and clients but it’s the smaller, more personal projects that have been highlights: I published a couple of short stories in the WordSpace anthologies and been asked a few times to speak at events about writing and creativity."

Lewis has utilised his range of talents for freelance work as a copywriter, compere and creative consultant and is currently Digital Comms and Content Officer at The White Rose Academies Trust.

Read Lewis' alumni profile.