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November Newsletter

SU Election; Nominations Go Live!
Want to volunteer or be employed with your Students' Union? Become elected and represent students. Both full time and part-time roles available.

Nominations; NOW OPEN 
Nominations close; Friday, 12:00, 21st Feb
Voting opens; 9:00, Monday, 2nd March
Voting closes; 14:00, Friday, 6th March

President & Vice President
We annually elect two full-time Sabbatical Officers (President and Vice-President) and Student Council. 

President; The President leads on academic matters working closely with staff on the Course Reps and School Reps system and Student-Led Staff Awards to support students. They are also the spokesperson of the Union both with the University and with anyone external. Additionally, they represent the Union to the National Union of Students (NUS). ...More

Vice PresidentVice Presidents lead on activities and welfare. They work with the Advice service on issues like mental health support and other wellbeing matters, ensuring that students know where they can get support and advice... More

What is the Student Council
Your student council is here to listen, create positive change, make your voices heard and to help Leeds Trinity students get the most out of their student experience... more

For more information please contact or visit for more information
General Election; Voting

1. When Can I Vote?

Polling Stations are open from 7 am - 10 pm on December 12th. If you are in the queue at 10 pm you will be able to vote (... but don't leave it that late!).

2. What do I need to vote?

All you need to do is tell the polling station staff your name and address...that's it! You don't need your polling card or ID.

3. Where Can I Vote?

Wherever you live, you can find your polling station here:

If you live on campus the polling station is the Lister Hill Baptist Chruch - which is on the Old Ball Roundabout between Campus and the Train Station. 

President & All Saints' Day 2019 
All Saints' Day is the patronal feast day of Leeds Trinity University and the anniversary of when the name of our original College, All Saints, was decided. It is one of the key dates on the University calendar and has been celebrated every year since our foundation in 1966.

Staff, students, alumni, partners and friends of the University were invited to celebrate on Friday 1st November. 

The day involved a morning mass in the University's Chapel followed by a host of celebratory activities in the Atrium such as The Great Trinity Cake-Off. 

'All Saint's Day this year was lovely, I met so many amazing people and the atmosphere was great.' - President, Zoha Shah
President & Vice President judge The Great Trinity Cake-Off
In celebration of All Saints' Day, the Great Trinity Cake-Off was a chance for students and staff to bake a sweet treat to be judged in a high-stakes competition with our very own Zoha Shah and Chris Dow as our Paul and Mary duo! 

All the money raised from the sale of the baked items went towards Inspiring Future's Programme. The baked categories included cakes, cupcakes, traybakes, and vegan bakes. 

The winning bake was... Chocolate Orange Cupcakes! 

'The Cake-off was excellent. There were so many cakes to choose from with my personal favourite being the Caramel Shortcake!  Well done to everybody who entered.' - President , Zoha Shah                                        
Vice President & Voter Registration
Your vote matters! 
Last year the election in Horsforth was decided by 331 votes and this year Leeds Trinity Students' Union pulled out all the stops to get students registering to vote because every vote counts! Many young people forget to register or are too lazy but this year Vice President, Chris Dow, wanted to increase the numbers as much as he could. 

The 'Chris made me vote' campaign engaged students and got them understanding what voting is about and why it is important. Here is what some of them had to say: 

'I'm voting because, we as students, have a chance to make a change' - Josh Illman

 'Voting in the General Elections is a fundamental right for me as it gives me the power to become involved in the decisions of how the UK should be run' - Zenab Akhtar                                                    
Vice President & Rainbow laces
Come out active for LGBT* equality in sport. 

4 in 10 LGBT feel as though sport isn't welcoming to them. Wearing the rainbow laces challenges anti-LGBT and celebrates LGBT people in sport. 

"Wear your Rainbow Laces and show you care. Following and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That’s why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game. When you step up and play your part, others will follow. Challenge anti-LGBT language. Celebrate LGBT people." -

Vice President, Chris Dow, supported the campaign by wearing his rainbow laces. He handed out rainbow laces to students in aims to raise awareness and combat bigotry. 

'I think it is so important for every student and LGBT person to feel included in Sport. I was happy to support this campaign and wear my rainbow laces. '  Vice President - Chris Dow 

Read more about it here
Vice President does: Advent Calendars
Did you register to vote? 

To push students to register to vote close to the deadline Vice President, Chris Dow, toured around campus giving away advent calenders and muffins to students in hope of raising awareness of the needing to register to vote. 

The day was spent getting into the Christmas Spirit with Christmas songs and chocolate, all whilst encouraging students to vote. 

'I had a lot of fun giving out the advent calenders it was nice to see a smile on the students' faces and even better knowing they have all registered to vote' - Vice President, Chris Dow
Read more about it here
Vice President & Housing Fair
Getting a head start on the property hunt.

The annual Housing Fair was a great chance for students to speak with local student letting agencies and gain some housing advice in preparation for moving into a new property.

There was an opportunity to meet with reputable agents with student letting properties available across Headingley, Burley and Hyde Park such as Sugar House Properties and Rent Inc.

Also to speak with University accommodation about next year and speak with SU advice about housing-related support. 
Still need some advice on housing? Click here

New SU Student Council Policies
The Student Council meets once a month, to discuss all proposed policies and anything else that falls under their remit! 
Once 'Student Say' ideas have been agreed by the council they will vote to make it happen.

There are four new policies that have put into place: 
1. Loud about being proud 
2. The Christopher Dow Memorial Stand: A spectator friendly zone on the 3G
3. Mental Health Training for Academic Support Staff
4. A Green New Deal for Trinity 

Chris Dow says, 'the new policies are so beneficial in order to move forward and progress, I am so glad to be apart of this.' 

Suggest your idea here and get it debated by the council. 
Or read more about the Student Council policies here

Vice President & Feel Better NHS
Make sure you're prepared for winter! 
NHS staff visited Leeds Trinity to advise students on how to look after themselves through the winter, signposting to the medical service that's right for them, saving students time, and alleviating strain on the NHS services that are over (and sometimes incorrectly) used.

The 'Feel better packs' that were handed out were full of amazing things such as fruit, tissues, sweets, medical advice booklets and lots more. 

'I loved the feel better packs! I learned so much about the Medical Services available to me that I wasn't even aware of.' - Asim Mahmood, Student. 

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