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Welcome to the February newsletter


A warm welcome to our February newsletter – and a special welcome to our latest alumni community members who graduated in December 2021.

Earlier this month we celebrated Valentine's Day by sharing a few stories of couples who met at Leeds Trinity. Thank you to all our alumni who also shared their stories of meeting that special person on campus. If you are interested in the science of what makes a perfect match, our member of staff Dr James Jackson can give you some valuable tips.

It was Presidents' Day in the USA last week, so we took the opportunity to celebrate our current and former Presidents of the Students' Union. The picture above shows when current president Chelsey Grooby met our first ever female President from 1971/2, Patsy Houlihan (now known as Taprisha). Find out more.

Emma's LGBT journey at Leeds Trinity

To mark LGBT History Month, we have been extremely proud to share the story of Emma Turner-Lindley, co-chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network and Admissions Officer at Leeds Trinity University.

Many of our alumni will also know that Emma is also a former student, originally joining us in 1998 to study Spanish and Media.

Read Emma's blog to find out more about her journey at Leeds Trinity.

Partnering LEEDS 2023: Year of Culture

We are very proud to have been announced as a Gold Partner for LEEDS 2023.

We're looking forward to supporting the year-long celebration of culture and connecting our students and community with a hugely exciting programme of events. Find out more.

Global COVID-19 research summit

Leeds Trinity will host a COVID-19 research summit on Wednesday 16 March, which will bring together academics from around the world who have researched the impact of COVID-19 on children and families.

The online conference, which focuses on family experiences during the pandemic and the lessons learned, will mark the second anniversary of the first lockdown. Find out more and book your place.

Race, Equity and Social Justice conference

Race, Equity and Social Justice: Decoloniality of the Academy will take place online on Thursday 24 March, from 9.00am – 4.15pm. 

Our third annual race equality conference will bring together a range of experts and leaders to focus on the impact of colonisation on the student and staff experience, wider communities, and curriculum. There will be a mix of keynote talks, workshops and a panel discussion chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Find out more and book your place.

Nostalgia shout out

As you have probably guessed by now, we really love our nostalgia and bringing back those fond memories from yesteryear.

Previously, we produced a series of postcards on campus to remember years gone by. One of the pictures (above) is of a performance we would love to know more about. If you took part or know what the performance was please email us – we'd love to hear more. 

Featured alumni – Dr Tracy Laverick

For many people who study at Leeds Trinity, there is often a route back. 

This was certainly the case for Tracy, nearly 30 years after first arriving as a Geography and Primary Education student. After graduating she went on to teach for seven years before gaining further qualifications to become an Educational Psychologist.

Tracy joined the University as a Lecturer in January 2020 to teach on the MA Mental Health in Children and Young People and NASENCO Award.

"In a really pleasant way Leeds Trinity felt just the same as it did when I first arrived. People are friendly and happy to chat in the corridors – although the topics are now work related." 

Read Tracy's alumni profile.