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Welcome to the August newsletter

Group picture of Leeds Trinity Honorary Fellows and staff


A warm welcome to the August newsletter. At the end of July, we were very proud to award our latest round of Honorary Fellowships. Three of the awardees were Leeds Trinity graduates: Fiona May (Double Olympic silver medal winner and three-times World Championship winner in the long jump), Mobeen Azhar (BAFTA award winning journalist and film maker) and John Flanagan (humanitarian, helping underprivileged people in the Philippines).

Honorary Fellows awarded in previous years joined us on the evening as well, several of whom are from our alumni community. Watch the ceremony.

You can find all the latest stories on our news webpage including a positive first Ofsted report for our apprenticeships.

Richie to feature on Strictly Come Dancing

Alumnus Richie Anderson holding a Trinity scarf aloft

Well done to alumnus and BBC Radio 2's Richie Anderson (Journalism, 2009) who has been confirmed as a contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2022. Richie will be part of an all-male dance partnership.

Strictly will return to BBC One for its 20th series this autumn. Read more.

Alumni share best memories on Results Day

Male and female graduates from Leeds Trinity

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on A Level Results Day recently about what made their time at Leeds Trinity so special. 

We were overwhelmed with the incredible responses we received on the Alumni Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

Leeds Trinity graduates marry

A happy couple leaving church after getting married

Huge congratulations to Edward (Theology, 2018) and Sophie Craig (Primary Education, 2020) who got married on 3 August at Saltaire United Reformed Church. Both were heavily involved with the life of the Chaplaincy throughout their time with us. 

Sophie’s father is the Leeds Trinity Chaplaincy Associate Anglican Chaplain.

Day at the Races

Horse racing event with a big crowd in York

Alumni community members can take advantage of discounted entry for York Races on Saturday 8 October 2022, with access to the County Stand.

The race badges usually retail at £35 but you can order them in advance for £23 each through the Alumni Office. Read more.

Grad skills opportunity

picture of a graduation hat

The Graduate Skills Project Leeds Trinity is coordinating aims to upskill West Yorkshire graduates who graduated between 2018-2022 and support them into graduate-level employment across the region. It connects graduates to employment, through employer-informed training, short courses and networking opportunities.

Interested in working in the police force? Learning more about police roles? Or developing your skill set and networking with employers? Our current course is ‘Getting into Policing as a Graduate’ and will be hosted at the University of Huddersfield on 8 and 9 September. To learn more and enrol, visit Eventbrite

Featured alumni – Robert Bullock

Man graduating from PhD at Huddersfield

Congratulations to alumnus Robert Bullock (MA Creative Writing, 2017) who was recently awarded a PhD in Creative Writing from Huddersfield University.

Robert thrived on his MA Creative Writing course at Leeds Trinity and valued the honest and supportive feedback he could always rely on.

"I really enjoyed the chance to meet other writers and poets, most were writing very different prose to me, and I really liked that. I really enjoyed being back in academia during my MA. I liked the productive environment and I felt I had more I could achieve."

Read Robert's alumni profile.