Coronavirus
(Covid-19)

Updates

Last updated: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Updated information on arrival from outside the UK.

This page contains information for future Leeds Trinity University students, including enquirers, applicants and offer holders, and visitors to the campus.

If you have a question that is not answered below, please email hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Current students can find information about COVID-19 on the myLTU app.

Please note that following the latest Government guidelines, the campus is now closed other than the provision of essential services for students living in University halls. Teaching and assessment is continuing online.

1: Information for Applicants

Here you will find the latest information for UK applicants and offer holders, as we respond to the COVID-19 situation.

For any questions relating to your application or current offer, please contact the Admissions team by email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We can't receive documents by post at present. Please email us scanned copies of any requested documents for your course. If you have already sent documents by post and wish to check the status of your application, please email the Admissions Team including your full name and student ID.

We know you may have some concerns around the way in which grades are going to be awarded this year, which is why we’ll be as flexible as possible once your results are issued, taking account of your predicted grades and the enthusiasm and motivation you displayed in your personal statement which earned you your Leeds Trinity offer.

Yes, we are still accepting applications for all our courses. For Undergraduate courses you should apply via www.ucas.com. For Postgraduate courses you should apply directly to us via the application form on our website. For PGCE courses you should apply via UCAS Teacher Training.

This may be possible, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to check this for you: admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk or 0113 283 7123.

This may be possible, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to check this for you: admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk or 0113 283 7123.

UCAS have made it clear that whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer, you will have the opportunity to change your choice once you have received your grades. If you did want to change your mind, then please contact our Admissions team admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk or 0113 283 7123

We are just finalising dates for when students will be able to move into accommodation on campus before teaching starts on 21 September and will confirm the dates shortly. To enable you to move in safely we will be staggering arrivals into halls and will contact you by the end of August to offer a moving in slot.

Please contact our Accommodation Team on accommodation@leedstrinity.ac.uk for more information about the availability of accommodation on campus.

Once you move into your new accommodation you will form a new household together, defined by those who share the same kitchen.  Present Government guidance is that unless traveling from abroad you will not need to socially distance from your other housemates, but this may change.

Yes, you can see the Virtual Tour here.

Contact your new landlord to check on what measures they are putting in place.

At Leeds Trinity University we have planned for a blended approach to our course delivery for our students in academic year 2020/21. Teaching will be provided via a combination of small-group in-person teaching on campus, interactive online activity using Microsoft Teams and guided independent learning using digital resources provided via Moodle.

Our staff are working hard to ensure that all teaching and learning is of the highest standard, and our support services will be available to help our students with any challenges – from support with study skills to mental health services.

 

The teaching dates for 2020/21 are:

Autumn term: 21 September to 11 December 2020 

Spring term: 4 January to 26 March 2021

Summer term: 19 April to 2 July 2021

There are different dates for our 2 year accelerated course. For more information contact admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk

 

Timetables will be made available to new students from the end of August. We will let your timetable following confirmation of your results.

For more information about starting your course, including reading lists, please see our new students page.

Yes, we will run our placement programme as normal and are working with employers to provide virtual projects so that placements can be run remotely if needed. This will provide you with the key skills and experience to work remotely, so needed by employers in the current remote working environment. We will also connect you to employers through 2020/21 with employer webinars, events and professional mentoring.

Yes, we are working with schools to determine how trainees can work as part of a school’s staffing team when year groups return to school. Semester 1 placements will be different from other years in terms of teaching expectations of trainees. However, the University curriculum and trainee progress and assessment will be adjusted to reflect this so that you have a worthwhile school experience and the highest quality of training possible under the circumstances. We are closely monitoring Department for Education advice and will ensure that you get the best experience possible in order to prepare you to be an excellent teacher.

We will work flexibly with you to ensure your safety travelling to and from  placement and will work to provide remote working alternatives where this is possible.

Whilst some aspects of campus life – such as large-scale Freshers events – will be dependent on government guidelines at the time and may need to be adapted or delayed to keep everyone safe, you will still benefit from the unique experience which makes Leeds Trinity so special. Leeds Trinity Students’ Union is preparing a variety of activities to ensure you feel part of the Leeds Trinity family, and they’ll update you as the start of term draws closer.

We are still delivering our study abroad programme in 2020/21 and you can apply during your first year at Leeds Trinity to study abroad for a semester in your second year or full year in your third year.

You may have seen media headlines about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on universities, as well as many other organisations and businesses in the UK and around the world. We want to reassure you that, whilst the pandemic will of course have a financial impact on Leeds Trinity, the University’s financial position prior to COVID-19 was healthy and this secure financial position will enable us to manage the challenging year to come. We hope you feel reassured by this, but if you have any questions please let us know by emailing hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Arriving from outside the UK

If you have an offer from Leeds Trinity, we strongly recommend you start your studies this year. The end of the Brexit transition period in December 2020 may bring changes to immigration rules and your tuition fee status. Please see more on our Brexit information page.

Where visa centres are closed we will make adjustments if you need to arrive late.

We believe it is important for our students to attend campus for some of their teaching, when possible. Face-to-face contact with staff is a key part of our learning and teaching. We will therefore not be offering an online-only option for academic year 2020/21.

We encourage you to arrange to travel to Leeds for the start of the academic year, where possible. Everyone arriving from abroad (except Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle Of Man) will need to declare their journey and contact details on the UK Government website prior to arrival.

Arrivals from many countries are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. For a list of countries that are exempt please check the latest guidance on the UK Government website.

If you will be living on campus, you can check into your accommodation from 26 August to begin the 14 days of self-isolation prior to the start of your programme. (See question 1.26 for information on and links to Government guidance).

To arrange arrival and check in to accommodation please contact the Accommodation Office by email: accommodation@leedstrinity.ac.uk

2: Information for Visitors

All campus facilities are closed, except for the provision of essential services for students living in University halls.

You are strongly advised not to travel to campus.

Library and IT facilities

Library members can access the University’s digital library collection via the Library website and gain access to an extensive range of e-books, electronic journals and online databases.

Trinity Fitness

Membership payments for Trinity Fitness members have been frozen, with effect from Wednesday 18 March.

No, all events on campus have been cancelled or postponed. This is following the latest government guidance to avoid gatherings, social contact and "non-essential" travel. Please contact the event organiser for specific information.

If you're thinking of studying at Leeds Trinity and have a specific question about our campus or student life at Leeds Trinity, please email us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you can call us on 0113 283 7150.