Leeds Trinity University has been presented with a “Diversity in the Community” award at the Yorkshire Society Annual Awards Dinner.
Leeds Trinity received the award in recognition of its contribution to the Yorkshire community through a range of initiatives including its professional work placements and volunteering, school engagement, business networking, sponsorship and charity work.
Howard Nelson, chief operating officer at Leeds Trinity University, said: “At Leeds Trinity, we are always keen to support our local community and we pride ourselves on our staff and students becoming active citizens.
“We currently work with more than 2000 businesses, schools, public and third sector organisations across Yorkshire to offer compulsory work placements and volunteering opportunities for all of our students, we are strengthening relationships with local charities such as St Vincent’s Support Centre, and we are proud to engage with schools through our teacher training programme and Leeds Children’s University – so it was a real honour and privilege to be presented with this award from the Yorkshire Society.”
The award was presented to Howard Nelson, David Butcher, director of finance and planning; and Jess Sewter, head of partnerships and placements by Canon Keith Madeley MBE, chair of the Yorkshire Society, also known as “Mr Yorkshire”.
Three Leeds Trinity media students, currently on work placement with The Video Agency, were also at the awards evening filming a documentary on Mr Yorkshire which will be screened at the Everyman Cinema in July.
Keith Madeley said: “The Yorkshire Society is all about encouraging companies and individuals to act at all times as ambassador for the county of Yorkshire, and to spread the good news about all our county has to offer.
“We were delighted to present Leeds Trinity with this award for its involvement in the community and particularly for encouraging their students to take part in work placements with local firms. I personally have worked with three placement students and found their attitudes to learning very encouraging.”