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Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University is a small campus university with a big reputation, thanks to its distinctive approach to employability. Professional work placements are built into every undergraduate degree, giving students the chance to graduate with employer references and degree-relevant professional experience without having to take a year out. Affectionately known as the university where students are 'a name, not a number', Leeds Trinity provides students with a welcoming and supportive sense of community.

Suburban
Suburban

On the outskirts of a city or town

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Greenfield
Greenfield

Located on a green space in, or near to, a city or town centre

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: L24

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 92%
  • Part Time 8%

Where students come from

  • UK 99%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 33%
  • Female 67%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The Andrew Kean Learning Centre features the latest technology, combining a library, IT facilities and social learning spaces. Groups can work in interactive study rooms or students can delve into their reading in the silent study zones or individual study pods. Coursework can be researched in the IT rooms and 24-hour IT laboratory, either on students' own laptops, on a university PC or a laptop for loan.
  • Resources include over 100,000 printed books and 400,000 e-books. A wide range of online tools includes the myLTU app which helps keep track of library loans.
  • The whole building is open 24/7 during peak periods, and a café provides a welcome break from study.

Student jobs

  • Students can search for jobs via myFuture Job Shop, which always has a wide variety of roles on offer.
  • Careers advisers within the myFuture team guide students through the application process, whether looking for a short-term position over the summer holidays, a continuing part-time role around lectures or a graduate position.
  • Students can also apply for positions at the university itself, whether it's working as a student ambassador, a member of the Students' Union engagement team or even part-time positions in the food and drink outlets on campus.

Careers advice

  • myFuture advisers help students make the most of career, placement and employment opportunities during their degree through one-to-one chats, drop-in sessions, employability workshops and recruitment fairs.
  • Every student has a placement adviser to help find the perfect placement from Leeds Trinity's thousands of employer partners. There's also plenty of support and preparation for placements, with workshops and events, employer fairs and even a range of live 'employer challenges' to work on. This preparation helps boost students' confidence and gives a taste of what their placement will be like.
  • myFuture team also offers support with developing and tailoring an impressive, industry-relevant CV, writing applications for graduate schemes and postgraduate study, interview preparation and techniques plus mock interviews, finding a job during studies, holidays and after graduation, and employment workshops, presentations and events.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs get support from The Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre on what it takes to run their own business, with information on self-employment and ideas on how to source funding, along with facilities and meeting rooms. Students can network with experienced business consultants and entrepreneurs, and attend workshops on all aspects of business development, including financial management, legal issues and marketing.

Health services

  • Students get advice and support on a range of health issues. The Student Support Service can arrange for students to see a GP if they register with the local GP service, The New Croft Surgery. This is not based on campus, however the free university shuttle bus stops outside the surgery.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Leeds Trinity University's experienced, qualified and BACP-accredited counsellors support students through challenging times.
  • Counselling sessions are available through the week during term-time and there is some provision throughout holidays.
  • Students at Leeds Trinity University can also access free online support with Big White Wall - an online mental health and well-being service available 24/7.

Disability support

  • The Dyslexia and Disability Support Service offers support to all students with physical or mental health condition, or learning difference, to ensure they are able to thrive and succeed while at university.
  • All current and potential students are encouraged to get in touch and have a chat about what Leeds Trinity can do to support them – please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • A Media Centre comprises industry-standard television and radio studios, plus iMacs, multimedia PCs, individual video editing suites and professional media equipment. The centre supports media and journalism students with practical modules in production, drama and film-making but is available for all students to enhance their portfolio or create impressive group work.
  • Learning Hub advisers offer help and advice with essay-writing and academic language, time management and revision strategies, effective note taking, critical thinking, and research, including handling statistics and data. Peer learning mentors are fellow students who provide support with the transition into university or moving up a year, as well as with academic studies including the know-how on using module-specific software. Support is provided through drop-in sessions or via email.
  • The chaplaincy arranges various events and activities to build a sense of community and belonging for all students. A variety of worship is held, including a multi-faith space that can be used by students. Talks unpick the big questions of life and examine faith, morals, and ethics; and a volunteer programme builds links with the wider community such as the homeless or elderly.
  • Every degree includes the opportunity to study or volunteer abroad; the university offers international opportunities to suit a wide range of circumstances and budgets, from a full academic year to a couple of weeks.

Students' Union

  • Leeds Trinity Students’ Union was named Students' Union of the Year in 2017 by the National Union of Students.
  • Based in the heart of the campus, LTSU is there to represent, support, entertain and champion students. It also runs a student welfare service providing confidential advice and support for health, well-being and safety. This includes a housing service that helps students find accommodation within the city.
  • As part of its commitment to creating an inclusive programme of events and activities for all students, LTSU runs a wide range of 'give it a go' sessions to encourage students to try new things and make friends.

History

  • Leeds Trinity University was founded in 1966 as two Catholic teacher training colleges – Trinity College for women and All Saints College for men.
  • In 2012, Leeds Trinity was awarded full university status.
  • In 2017, Leeds Trinity achieved accolades including Students' Union of the Year, awarded by the NUS.

Fascinating Fact

  • Leeds Trinity University alumnus Shaun Keaveny helped wake the nation for over 10 years, as the voice of BBC 6Music's breakfast show.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Nick Hodgson – solo artist and former member of Kaiser Chiefs.
  • Kate Bottley – vicar and Gogglebox star.
  • Jon Champion – BBC sports commentator.
  • Natalie Sawyer – Sky Sports news presenter.
  • Dorothy Koomson – novelist.
  • Gervase Phinn – author and broadcaster.
  • Paula Pryke – celebrity florist.
  • Eddy Marshall – film and TV director.
  • Shaun Keaveney – BBC 6Music presenter.
  • Fiona May – Italian athlete.

Address

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, LS18 5HD