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Welcome to the April newsletter


A warm welcome to our April newsletter. We hope you had an enjoyable Easter.

It's been business as usual at Leeds Trinity, with lots of action and updates. As part of this, we have recently announced the launch of four new Schools. The four separate Schools of Business, Computer Science, Digital and Screen Media, and Law have been introduced as key areas of potential growth and innovation for the institution.

We were also pleased to commence a new series of Inaugural Professorial Lectures, with Professor Charles Egbu delivering his first formal lecture as Vice-Chancellor at the University. It was great to see so many familiar faces in person again. Watch more.

In addition, in April we were delighted to welcome the Mayor of West Yorkshire and the Lord Mayor of Leeds on to campus. Read more.

Leeds Trinity supports elite training camp

Earlier this month, members of the Leeds Trinity University student, staff and alumni community supported a residential training camp aimed at young female rugby league players with ambitions to play at the top level of the sport.

Alumnus Conor Meese (MA Sport Management, 2017) manages the initiative as part of the RFL’s government-funded Diploma in Sporting Excellence programme. He was joined by alumnus and professional photographer Mark Dolby (Media with Management, 2004), Sports Journalism student Samuel Wright, and Brett Arnall, Alumni Relations Officer, who also delivered sessions on how to utilise social media platforms, photography, and how to handle engagement online. Read more.

Chloe helps the Rhinos reach the final

Huge congratulations to alumna Chloe Kerrigan (Physical Education, 2021) on scoring a try to help Leeds Rhinos make the Challenge Cup Final. 

Watch Chloe's reaction after reaching the final. The final will be played at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 7 May.

Postgraduate and PGCE Open Evening

Are you considering your next steps? Whether you want to launch your career in the classroom or study a subject you’re passionate about, discover your options at our Postgraduate and PGCE Open Evening.

Taking place on Wednesday 11 May, our Open Evening will allow you to meet our lecturers, learn about course content and assessments, and find out about financial support and the application process.

You'll also be able to find out more about our exciting new 2022 postgraduate programmes, including MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, MSc Forensic Psychology, MSc Project Management and LLM Masters in Law

These new programmes all qualify for the alumni discount on taught postgraduate programmes for our graduates. Email us to find out more or book your place.

Featured alumni – James Mason

James graduated from Broadcast Journalism in 2002 and during his studies was able to utilise placements at BBC Radio One, News 24 and local BBC Radio stations.

After graduating, James made big waves commentating on lower league football and then progressed to the Championship and Premier League. His amazing career has also included being Chief Operating Officer at Bradford City Football Club.

In February 2022, James was appointed as the new Chief Executive of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, taking over from Sandy Needham. He commences his new role on Tuesday 3 May. 

Read James' alumni profile.