Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Hilary Benn MP visits Leeds Trinity University’s new City Campus


Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and MP for Leeds Central is the first external stakeholder to visit Leeds Trinity University’s new campus which will consolidate its position in Leeds and expand its course provision.

A group of four people, two women and two men, posing in front of Leeds Trinity University city campus, wearing hard hats and high-vis vests..

Leeds Trinity University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles Egbu welcomed Hilary Benn to 1 Trevelyan Square, where the University’s City Campus is being fitted out to become a modern learning environment for students. They were joined by Professor Catherine O’Connor, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience and Jo Hynes, Chief Operating Officer at Leeds Trinity University, on a tour of the campus which is expected to open its doors to students in the academic year 2024/2025.

The new city campus is part of Leeds Trinity University’s growth ambitions, set out in its Strategic Plan 2021-26, which is underpinned by increasing engagement in the Leeds City Region. A city base to complement its existing campus in Horsforth will enable the University to work more closely with key partners and employers to bring new opportunities for its students, contribute to the continued growth of Leeds city centre and support demand for skills.

A range of courses will be delivered at the Leeds City Campus, across the Business School, School of Computer Science, School of Construction and the Built Environment, School of Criminology, Investigation and Policing and the Law School.

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP said: “It was a great pleasure to see the work progressing on the new building in Trevelyan Square. This new Leeds Trinity University presence in the heart of Leeds will be great for the students and for our city. I look forward to coming back to see the new campus in operation.”

Leeds Trinity University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles Egbu said: “We were delighted to welcome Hilary Benn on a tour of our new city campus, as we prepare to move into his constituency in the heart of Leeds. Leeds Trinity University continues to develop, expanding its facilities, course provision and partnerships in the city. It was inspiring to discuss our plans, values and priorities with such a key stakeholder, who is supporting our growth ambitions in the Leeds City Region. I look forward to seeing our University establish itself in the city centre and continue to make a positive impact.”

Leeds Trinity University is an anchor institution within the Leeds Anchor Network, working to make a difference across the city, contribute to local areas and create opportunities for the people of Leeds. The new city centre campus underpins the University’s growing role in innovation, engagement and civic impact through its highly skilled students, alumni and staff and growing course provision and opportunities.

To find out more about Leeds Trinity University’s city campus, visit the website.

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