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Interested in studying at a small university with great employability prospects? Leeds Trinity University could be the one for you!
Leeds Trinity at a glance:
Horsforth, Leeds, UK
Undergraduate course length
There are 13 subject categories at Leeds Trinity, from Criminology and Sociology to Computer science; from Psychology to Media.
Students who want to get work experience while they study.
Students who might want to study a subject we don’t teach… yet!
Ammarah, who studied Sport Science at Leeds Trinity and now works as the university’s School and Colleges Engagement Officer, explains what it’s like to study there.
What is Leeds Trinity University?
Leeds Trinity is a relatively small university, offering degrees including Business to Philosophy, and Media Journalism to Children, Young People and Families.
We emphasise employability more than some universities, so all our undergraduate courses include work experience. Students take two work placements as part of their study.
As we’re smaller than most universities, students get to know their lecturers better here. We have a motto that you’re a name, not a number, so you’ll be in smaller classes and get a more personal experience as a result.
Why apply to Leeds Trinity?
One of the reasons I applied to the university a few years ago was because of the work placements on offer. These can be international; in my second year, I got the chance to travel to South Africa.
This is a great way to not only apply what you’ve learnt in your lectures to the real world, but to network and meet employers. Some of my friends have ended up getting their own work placements as a result of the connections they’ve made, so this opportunity is a real asset to your studies.
As Leeds Trinity is a bit smaller than most, it has a massive community feeling. I saw the same faces all the time, so it helped me make friends really easily. This is extra reassuring if you’re a student who has travelled some way, and you’re feeling a bit nervous about moving here - it does feel like a home away from home.
Who isn’t the right fit for Leeds Trinity?
Due to Leeds Tirnity’s small size, we might not offer the subject you’re looking to study. For that reason, it might not be the university you choose to apply to. However, we are always updating the subjects we offer. So make sure you look at the most recent information (like our latest prospectus) before applying.
Any application tips?
One thing I would recommend is to put a lot of time into your Personal Statement. Our admissions teams look at that in a lot of detail. We actually offer a support service for this - we can read over your Statement and give you general advice on grammar, structure, and the relevance of your content. Check out our website for contact details for sending it in.
What’s the location like?
Leeds Trinity University’s campus is based in Horsforth, about six miles from Leeds city centre. This makes it very accessible by public transport, whether using buses, trains, or driving.
Leeds is a massive student city - arguably one of the best! - and with that, comes loads for students to do. Whether you’re into sport, music, theatre, or you’re just an avid bruncher, there’s always something for you to do.
What facilities does Leeds Trinity have to offer?
We have specialist facilities for different subjects here, such as our sports therapy and rehabilitation clinic and movement analysis suite for sports students; and our industry standard TV and radio studios for media students.
In addition to teaching spaces, we have the Andrew Kean Learning Centre (library). There are silent study zones for those who need total silence to work; group study rooms for working with friends; as well as areas with a bit more background noise if this helps you focus.
There’s Trinity Fitness Sport Centre, with a discounted rate of £15 per month for students. This includes fully equipped gym access and a personal programme put together for you, plus exercise classes.
For eating and drinking, we have lots of cafes on campus and a bar for watching sports, enjoying nightlife, or listening to music with friends.
What is the accommodation like?
Our accommodation includes both ensuite and shared bathroom options. Halls include access to launderette facilities, a social space with a pool table, and access to a post room for those online shopping deliveries.
For peace of mind, accommodation here has 24/7 security, as well as live-in student mentors. Fees include all utility bills and wi-fi, plus personal possession insurance, so there are no hidden costs.
If you don’t want to live in university-owned accommodation, you could live in nearby towns Headingley or Burley Park in a house share. Or, you might choose to live at home and commute if you have a short journey here.
How does the university meet the needs of students with additional requirements?
Our campus and accommodation has been adapted for students with mobility needs. There are platform lifts for wheelchair users, automatic doors, and adapted living spaces too. If you have a learning disability, you can access extra time for your assessments; different types of assessments; and adapted teaching resources.
We offer bursaries and scholarships to help you financially too, so check our website to see if you could be eligible for these.
Email Disability@leedstrinity.ac.uk to find out more.
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