New fund to celebrate university's 50th year will make a '˜real difference' to students

A NEW fund to help students achieve their ambitions in sport, business or studying abroad has been launched to mark the start of Leeds Trinity University's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Student and Rugby League star Lewis Davey, Food and Nutrition student Sabba Manzur, Chancellor Gabby Logan, Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret A House and business student, and founder of Hire-An-Artist, Gareth Craven at the launch of the Inspiring Futures Programme.

The three strands of the fund reflect the university’s vision to develop socially impactful and highly employable graduates through teaching excellence.

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It was launched by Chancellor Gabby Logan, who said: “Students are at the heart of everything we do at Leeds Trinity, and I am honoured to officially launch a programme which offers further support to students during their time at University. In our 50th year, we not only want to celebrate our heritage and transformation since 1966, but look ahead to the next 50 years and how we can support our current students in their plans for their future.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret A House said the new fund would make a “real difference” to students who want to engage with activities outside of their course but for whom finance is “a major hurdle”.

Leeds Trinity was established as two teacher training colleges in 1966. Over the 2016-2017 academic year, it will host a number of events including alumni celebrations and guest lectures.