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Leeds Trinity University shortlisted for CIPR PRide Award

Posted on 29 November 2017

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​​Leeds Trinity University has been shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Award for its work in engaging alumni through its 50th Anniversary year.

The University has been recognised in the Education Communications Campaign category within Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, for its year-long programme of events, projects and campaigns to celebrate 50 years of Leeds Trinity from 1966 to 2016. The campaign, which involved digital and traditional marketing communications, engaged current staff and students, former staff, the local community and Leeds Trinity alumni.

Highlights included events such as a reception at the House of Commons with MPs, alumni and friends of the University; the launch of a photography exhibition, Faces of Leeds Trinity, which captures some of the University's exceptional alumni in portrait photographs taken by professional photographer and Leeds Trinity alumnus Mark Dolby; and a series of high-profile Trinity Talks lectures with alumni Mark McGreevy OBE and Dr Gervase Phinn as the first speakers.

Alumni membership grew by 2,000 during the celebratory year and more than 100 alumni from the first ever cohorts in the 1960s were involved in activities including an Alumni Celebration on campus. Other events included Alumni versus Students sports matches, and a sabbatical event with former Presidents and Vice-Presidents of Leeds Trinity Students' Union returning for a special celebration.

A dedicated 50th Anniversary website was launched which included videos of alumni talking about their favourite 'Leeds Trinity Moment', and stories of life at Leeds Trinity.  

Brett Arnall, Alumni Relations Officer at Leeds Trinity University, said: "It's fantastic that Leeds Trinity University has been shortlisted for this award. Staff, students and alumni worked incredibly hard to make the 50th Anniversary celebrations a success, and I'm delighted that this has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. The impact of the 50th Anniversary has been outstanding, not just by welcoming so many alumni back to campus, but with many alumni offering to support our current students through mentoring, guest lectures and professional placements."

The CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Awards recognise the outstanding work that has been delivered in the industry. The winners are selected by a team of leading industry experts and will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday 30 November.