Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University has a big reputation for a small campus university – being the first university to build work placements into every degree and give all students the chance to graduate with relevant professional experience. Known as the university where students are 'a name, not a number', it provides a welcoming and supportive sense of community.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


On the outskirts of a city or town


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

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


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 89%
  • Part Time 11%

Where students come from

  • UK 99%
  • EU 1%

Student gender

  • Male 37%
  • Female 63%

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


  • 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

  • The Leeds Trinity Jobshop can help students find the right job to support them during their studies. There's a wide variety of roles on offer and students can search for jobs online or meet an adviser to get advice on the perfect role.
  • Careers advisers 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.

Careers advice

  • Leeds Trinity University is one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every undergraduate degree. This means all of our students graduate with up to three months' degree-relevant professional experience, employer references and industry contacts – without having to take a sandwich year out.
  • From day one, the Graduate Employment Team offers a variety of services to help students become as employable as possible by the time they graduate, through one-to-one appointments, regular drop-in sessions, workshops and employer events.
  • The team guides students through the professional work placements on their degree, help them plan their career, work with them on job searches and advise on future study options. Their mission is simple: to offer valuable, impartial and confidential life to prepare students for life after university, even when they graduate.
  • The Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre supports aspiring entrepreneurs with help on what it takes to run their own business. This includes information on self-employment and ideas on how to source funding, as well as providing facilities and meeting rooms. Students can also 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. Student Support service can arrange for students to see a GP if they register with the local GP service, The New Croft Surgery. All appointments are at The New Croft Surgery and not on campus, however the free university shuttle bus stops outside the surgery.

Counselling services

  • Leeds Trinity University's experienced, qualified and BACP-accredited counsellors support students through challenging times. They create a welcoming atmosphere to help students cope and find solutions where possible.
  • The counselling service provides the opportunity to talk in confidence about any issues causing concern. Students views and opinions are respected and they will not be judged.
  • Counselling sessions are available through the week during term-time and there is some provision throughout holidays.

Disability support

  • The Dyslexia and Disability Support Service offers support to all students with physical, mental, or learning differences 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.

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.


  • 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 has 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.


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