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Welcome to the May newsletter


A warm welcome to the May newsletter. Although most classes are drawing to a close, there is still so much happening on campus. We were delighted to welcome back alumna Macy Iwediebo (Psychology, 2021) recently to our Black Lives Matter: Accountability, Transparency, Action Revisited event. Macy gave a poem recital and was able to see where her poem has been displayed in the Atrium. 

We are also very proud to share with you that the Research Excellence Framework results (REF 2021), announced on Thursday 12 May, showed that Leeds Trinity University produces impactful research across all of its academic disciplines. Read more.

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Alumnus Mark Dolby employs final year student

This year, alumnus Mark Dolby (Media with Management, 2004), Director of Story Film and Photography, took on his first placement student from Leeds Trinity. 

After this, final year Television Production student Anna Cowley did some freelance work, and the company was so impressed with her they took her on full time. Read more. 

Trinity Sunday Mass

Leeds Trinity University is celebrating its patronal Feast Day at 12.00 noon on Sunday 12 June, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

Festivities will begin with Mass, which will be celebrated by Fr Marc Homsey, Leeds Trinity University Priest Chaplain, with music from the Leeds Trinity University Chapel Choir. Find out more.

New media wall display

This month we were very proud to mount a new alumni display on the wall leading to the Media Centre. 

Working with Senior Lecturer Elric Williams, we have celebrated the career successes of a number of graduates from film, media and television courses.

Sheila celebrates 29 years at Leeds Trinity

Congratulations to Sheila King, Sports Development Officer, who is approaching 30 years working at Leeds Trinity. 

Many alumni will have been supported or mentored by Sheila, who first joined Leeds Trinity in 1993. Leading up to 2007, she oversaw the improvement of the University’s sports facilities including the gym, outdoor pitches and running track. Read more.

Jo Clement launches her debut collection

Congratulations to alumna Jo Clement (English, 2007) whose debut poetry collection Outlandish has officially been published. Her first collection confronts Romantic impressions of British Gypsy ethnicity and lyrically lays them to rest.

On its recent release day, it ranked 2nd in Amazon's British & Irish 'hot new poetry' chart. Find out more about Jo.

Featured alumni – Amanda Jefferson

Amanda graduated from Education Studies in 2017, after 20 years out of education. However, this was just the start of her journey with us:

"I started a Masters by Research after graduating from Education Studies in 2017 and temporary vacancies arose at Leeds Trinity. I applied for a lecturing role in ICE and was accepted. This role enabled me to build more skills in the employability and academic skills areas."

Amanda now brings the joy she had as a student in the classroom to everyone she teaches:

"My best memories are from being in the classroom. More than anything I loved learning and hearing different opinions and understanding the politics that influence education. I was in my element reading and sitting in the library surrounded by books."

Read Amanda's alumni profile.