Leeds Trinity University has been shortlisted for its engagement work with regional employers at the Educate North Awards 2019.
Through the Leeds Trinity Business Network, an initiative which boasts 8,000 partners, the myFuture team at Leeds Trinity offers unique business-to-business support and connects students with regional employers throughout their study.
Students can use the Network to build industry contacts, gain relevant work experience and support their employability, whilst businesses can use the Network to make good connections, raise their profile support company growth.
The myFuture Team are responsible for the University’s business partnerships and professional work placements, and Leeds Trinity is the only university in the country to embed two compulsory professional work placements into all undergraduate degrees. The 2018 Post Placement Student Survey revealed that 93 per cent of students felt that these placements would enable them to get a postgraduate job.
Jess Sewter, head of Partnerships, Placements and Employment, said: “High quality employer engagement is one of the most important objectives of Leeds Trinity and we are exceptionally proud of the impact this has for our students, our business partners and the local economy. We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award.”
Leeds Trinity Students’ Union (LTSU) is also in contention for Students’ Union of the Year – after being named Students’ Union of the Year in 2017.
The Educate North Awards is in its fifth year, celebrating, recognising and sharing best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by former Political Editor of BBC North West Jim Hancock on Thursday 25 April in Manchester.