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Primary Education PGCE student at Leeds Trinity

I knew Leeds Trinity was a renowned teacher training provider so it was an obvious choice to complete my teacher training at the place that I’d called home for the previous three years.

Several reasons to choose Leeds Trinity

Leeds Trinity was close to home which meant I could continue my part-time job alongside my studies and it also had the course that I really wanted to study. The institution was also renowned for its teaching.

But for me, the most important reason I chose Leeds Trinity was because you are a name not a number, which is echoed throughout the University. This definitely helped the whole experience and made me feel part of a community, which went on to provide fantastic memories. One of these memories is my very first day, a mixture of nerves and excitement whilst wondering what the next three years would entail.

Matthew Baxter main image social. 

Gaining confidence and being part of a great club

I became a much more confident person after my first three years at Leeds Trinity. The University really helped not just academically but through the social side too. I was very lucky to be able to be part of the Leeds Trinity Titans Rugby League Team - the greatest team at University! Not only was I able to play for them, but I was also the Chairman of the team for two and a half years. This for me is my best memory, being part of such a great team and meeting so many people who are all just as enthusiastic as I am about rugby league.

Matthew Baxter Rugby shot.

An enriching student experience

I completed two placements during my studies, both were helpful although the second was inhibited by COVID-19. Nonetheless, the first placement was able to guide me into a career that I wanted to do when I graduated.

The people on the course really helped my experience, I met some amazing people and made lifelong friends. Not only this but I was able to completely broaden my knowledge about physical education.

Matthew Baxter graduation.

Continuing my studies at Leeds Trinity

After completing my Physical Education degree I enrolled onto the PGCE Primary Education course at Leeds Trinity, to pursue a career in primary teaching. I knew Leeds Trinity was a renowned teacher training provider so it was an obvious choice to complete my teacher training at the place that I’d called home for the previous three years.

My advice to others

For those looking to join Leeds Trinity University, I would highly recommend it. Not only this, if anyone was thinking of doing a Physical Education course or a similar sport course, again I would recommend especially if you’re wanting to go down the teaching route after. The teaching of the courses alongside the facilities available make it a really enjoyable experience.