I really thrived in the way the course was structured in that there were many different types of assessment, but no exams.
Why I chose to attend Leeds Trinity
I chose Leeds Trinity as my place of study as I immediately felt the strong community feel by how much I was welcomed onto campus. I felt supported straight away and this continued throughout my studies.
My best student memories
I really enjoyed being in the Basketball team and especially attending the sports club social events. It was really nice that the different teams all mixed together and supported each other.
I was also a Student Ambassador for three years, enthusing others to attend Leeds Trinity and working at diverse events including open days and graduation. I progressed from being a Student Ambassador to Student Coordinator and then onto being a Student Recruitment Assistant in the Marketing team.
A great student experience
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and what really stood out was the amount of support I received, especially from Jon Radcliffe. I really thrived in the way the course was structured in that there were many different types of assessment, but no exams. The small class sizes also enabled me to engage a great deal with my fellow students and the lecturers.
What my placement told me
Before coming to University, I was split between wanting to be a teacher or a police officer. The placement I was able to take advantage of helped make my mind up that I wanted to go into the Police.
Utilising the careers support available
I got a chance to meet with representatives of West Yorkshire Police during an exhibition they were doing on campus. As well as speaking directly to them I benefited from the support of the myFuture team who helped discussed my career options.
Becoming a Police Constable
After graduating and finishing my role as a Student Recruitment Assistant I began my two years training as a Police Constable. I am aiming towards getting into the Armed Police Anti-Terrorism Unit.
My advice to others
I would definitely say that you need to be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into as it is a very challenging process and job. It took me nearly two years to get in, but all the effort and wait seems definitely worth it.