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Welcome to the January newsletter


A very warm welcome to our first newsletter of 2022. We hope that you have had a good start to the new year and managed to get through Blue Monday and beyond. To make it a fun-February, we thought we'd launch a fun competition.

All you need to do to enter is email us a happy picture from your time at Leeds Trinity and let us know why the picture brings back fond memories by midnight on Monday 28 February. The winner will receive a stash of Leeds Trinity merchandise, including a penset, bear and hoody.

Wishing you every success this year.

Lifelong belonging

It was great to see alumnus Mark Dolby (Media with Management, 2004), Director of Story, Film & Photogrpahy on campus recently. Mark came in to speak to students on the Entrepreneurship and Creativity module.

Mark has given incredible support to the University over the years and has recently taken that one step further by hosting a placement student too. 

If you are interested in working with a placement student please email us and we will provide you with more information.

Journalism graduate successes

Congratulations to Abbey Maclure (MA Journalism, 2019) and Immy Share (MA Journalism, 2020) who have been shortlisted for  National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) awards. They have been named in different categories at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2021. 

Abbey, who is  a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP), is shortlisted for Trainee of the Year whilst Immy, who is Digital Audience and Content Editor for Newsquest, is on the shortlist in the Podcast Journalism category. Find out more.

These girls can!

In December we were very proud to welcome back Chloe Kerrigan (Physical Education, 2021) for her graduation gowning and photography, and show her where her framed Leeds Rhinos Rugby League top is on display.

Our proud tradition of exceptional rugby league players continues with recent news that Jess Harrap has made the England Students Women's Rugby League squad. Read about Jess.

Headingley nostalgia

During a recent meeting in Headingley we captured many pictures along the way that many of you might remember.

Have a look at our Headingley pictures and see if the place has changed much since you last visited!

Supporting John Flanagan

Thanks to our merchandise suppliers Formkraft, we were able to support 1983 Drama and Public Media alumnus John Flanagan's charity work in the Philippines. 

Pictured is the Principal of San Pedro Elementary School in Masantol after receiving a supply of notebooks with pens, new school bags and a personal gift of a flask. 

Four schools benefited from the generous donation of school supplies from Formkraft.

Featured alumni – Aras Sami

It's always brilliant to hear about someone progressing to their dream role after graduating. We recently caught up with alumnus Aras Sami (Sports Coaching, 2021) to find out about his student experience and next steps after graduating.

His time at Leeds Trinity helped him decide his future path after being split between two different career options.

"Before coming to University, I was split between wanting to be a teacher or a police officer. The placement I was able to take advantage of helped make my mind up that I wanted to go into the Police."

As well as being a member of the Basketball team, Aras was also a Student Ambassador and progressed to working with the Marketing team as a Student Recruitment Assistant. He recently left this role to begin his two-year training as a Police Constable.

Read Aras' alumni profile.