Trinity University has been shortlisted for its engagement work with regional
employers and as Students’ Union of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2019.
myFuture team at Leeds Trinity are shortlisted for the Employer Engagement
award and Leeds Trinity Students’ Union are shortlisted for Students’ Union of
the Year (which they previously won in 2017).
Trinity Business Network, an initiative which boasts 8,000 partners,
the myFuture team at Leeds Trinity offers unique business-to-business support
and connects students with regional employers throughout their study.
can use the Network to build industry contacts, gain relevant work experience
and support their employability, whilst businesses can use the Network to make
good connections, raise their profile support company growth.
Team are responsible for the University’s business partnerships and
professional work placements, and Leeds Trinity is the only university in the
country to embed two compulsory professional work placements into all
undergraduate degrees. The 2018 Post Placement Student Survey revealed that 93%
of students felt that these placements would enable them to get a postgraduate
Sewter, Head of Partnerships, Placements and Employment, said: “High quality employer
engagement is one of the most important objectives of Leeds Trinity and we are
exceptionally proud of the impact this has for our students, our business
partners and the local economy. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for
Trinity Students’ Union (LTSU) is in contention for Students’ Union of the Year
after receiving excellent feedback in the most recent National Student Survey
(NSS) and having the highest election turnout in the North West of England.
is ranked first in the Cathedrals’ Group of Students’ Unions, and 17th across
all institutions (NSS 2018). An in-house survey scored LTSU a 90% satisfaction
rate, demonstrating student interest and engagement with the organisation.
Union was also recently accredited with the highest Quality Students’ Union
mark from the NUS, which recognises quality, standards and overall
effectiveness of students’ unions. This covers a range of categories including
services, participation, strategy, governance, representation and campaigning.
Isherwood, President of LTSU, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have
been nominated again for this award. It’s great to be recognised for the work
we do with our students to ensure they are happy at Leeds Trinity. Being a
proud northerner also makes this extra special.”
Educate North Awards is in its fifth year, celebrating, recognising and sharing
best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.
winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by former Political
Editor of BBC North West Jim Hancock on Thursday 25 April in Manchester.