Leeds Trinity Students’ Union or LTSU is a small Students' Union with a big reputation, which is dedicated to ensuring that every student gets the most out of their time at Leeds Trinity University.
LTSU offers a variety of services to support students’ academic, social, and personal growth. We're a small organisation with big ideas, and we're on our way to becoming even better. Our services are supported by a staff team who are experts in their fields and enable us to sustain an environment so that you can al have, the best experience at Leeds Trinity, for all students
LTSU is a not-for-profit charity, registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission.
Ran by students, for students, we are governed by our Constitution and have a two-tier structure led by our students and guided by our Trustee Board which is made up of Officers and appointed Members (student and external).
Everything we deliver is informed by our core values and most importantly, our members!
Following on from defining our Values and our Purpose, LTSU has looked at where we can make the most impact for our students at Leeds Trinity. These are all interlinked projects, connected, and do not stand independently.
LTSU is independent from the University, so it can truely represent the voice of students and their interests to not only the university, but also on a local and national scale.
Any student at Leeds Trinity University can be a member of LTSU, you just need to make sure you have opted in during registration. If you have any issues with this please email the team.
In March each year students are elected to over 200 roles across LTSU. This includes Course Reps, Sports Club and Society Committee members, Student Council members and two students who take on a paid, full-time role as either President or Vice President. Alongside this, as a charity in its own right, LTSU appoints trustees.
Students at Leeds Trinity University deserve to feel that they are represented independently, that their voices are heard, that their needs and views are represented and that they can create change
The Student Council provide the democratic, political leadership of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are legally responsible for the organisation.
Both the Sabbatical Officers and Trustees are supported by the Chief Executive of LTSU who ensures the organisation is legally compliant, the strategic plan of LTSU is enacted, and manages the staff team and finances.
There are currently eight core full and part-time staff roles that work with the Sabbatical Officers and the Chief Executive.
Between them, they give independent, impartial advice, support a range of events from Freshers’ Week to Awards, Give it a Go activities, Sports Clubs and Societies, Course Representatives, student voice, the Student Bar and the SU Shop.
A team of current Leeds Trinity students are also employed to support with student engagement and digital communications.
LTSU Advice Centre is the hub for getting advice on all the problems you might face whilst studying at University.
We are an independent, free service, so you can confidently speak to us on various subjects.
We're here to help and support you; if we can't help, we know someone who can! ?
It is imperative that students are provided with independent advice and support which is accessible when they need it and that it can be trusted.
We will provide trusted, confidential, and independent advice to students where and when they need it to support all their wellbeing that being financial, housing, and mental health as examples.
Find us at AG-7A or book an appointment online here
Clubs, societies, and engagements form are a really imprtant part of the university journey for numerous students.
At LTSU , we highly prioritize this aspect and encourage and support our student-led clubs and societies, along with a diverse yearly schedule packed with events, festivals, excursions, and sports activities.
Our array of clubs, societies, and student collectives encompass a wide spectrum of interests.
Whether connecting with peers in your field, exploring the arts, engaging in sports, advocating for political causes, or pursuing diverse passions, there's likely a group tailored for you.
And if not, the opportunity exists for you to establish your own!
Making sure that students at Leeds Trinity can develop new skills and fulfil their potential is a fundamental aspect of who we are.
We will make sure that we support students at Leeds Trinity with what they are passionate about and offer opportunities to help them to prepare for their future after they graduate.
The Student Bar
The Student Bar, situated on the Horsforth Campus, is your personalized social hub! Whether you fancy a bite, a sip of coffee, a hangout with friends, or a bit of work, it's entirely up to you!
Operated by your Students' Union, spending at our bar directly contributes to the Union.
This support enables us to host exciting events, as well as advocate for and assist you throughout your Leeds Trinity University journey.
LTSU has achieved a lot since our first Strategic Plan was launched in 2017, but there is so much more we can deliver.
In 2022, we took the opportunity to truly review, reflect and consider our direction so that we can truly say, we are run by students, for students!
Through an ongoing conversation with our members and key stakeholders which consisted of surveys, workshops, interviews, and focus groups, not only have we been able to develop our plan.
Shape Your Union is a key part of measuring our success, based on our vision, mission and impact outcomes over the next three years.
More details of our Strategy can be found here: Shape your Union
As our mission states, we are here for you, run by you!
We are committed to that. We will review our strategy regularly each year through; feedback forms, surveys, 1-2-1s and forums, to ensure we deliver the best experience at Leeds Trinity for all students, through our four commitments
At the end of each year, we publish an annual report so you can see the progress we have made.
2022-23 Annual Report | 2021-22 Annual Report | 2020-21 Annual Report | 2019-20 Annual Report | 2018-19 Annual Report | 2017-18 Annual Report | 2016-17 Annual Report
- Green Impact Excellent; 2019-22
- Green Inpact Very Good 2022-23
- Best Bar None Gold 2021-23
- Investors in Volunteers 2018-21;
- Educate North Finalist 2018 & 2019;
- Educate North Winner 2017;
- NUS Students' Union of the Year 2017;
- LTSU v YSJ Varsity winners (2022)
- No 1 in Leeds for Student Satisfaction in the NSS Q26 2021
- BUCS Accredited 1 Star University 2023
- Working towards Quality Students' Union
Let's Get Social
If you have a question about the Union you can visit us in the SU offices, contact us via Facebook or email us at Student.Union@leedstrinity.ac.uk.
You can also follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest news, events, updates and just overall SU shenanigans!