Leeds Trinity University is committed to improving graduate prospects, employability and enterprise skills. To that end, our successful placement programme (offering 2 placements during an undergraduate degree) has helped 95% of our graduates find work or further study (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education Survey 2017) and become one of the top 25% for employability in England (HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2014).
We support our undergraduate, postgraduate students and alumni in their entrepreneurial journey through formally taught modules available on many programmes. Further guidance is also offered by the Department for Business, Computing and Law staff in cooperation with the Careers and Employability Department.
The Hurol Ozcan Enterprise Centre, opened in 2015 and offers an open plan working space, meetings rooms and access to support and mentoring for students and recent graduates who are starting their own business. It is also home to student social enterprises, such as a digital marketing team run by students from Leeds Trinity.
The Enterprise Centre is also home to businesses and social enterprises from the local community. This allows our students who are starting their own business to work directly with local businesses, gain mentoring support, and generate their own professional networks.
Our alumni entrepreneurs are also encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with our students by giving guest lectures, holding informal Q&A sessions, or becoming involved in our Business Start-up Master Class and Dragon’s Den style competitions.
Starting in 2019 the university has approved and implemented a full undergraduate degree in business and enterprise. This degree aims to harness the growth of interest shown by our students in developing and staring new enterprises, following several local and national student enterprise successes. The links we have built with the local community, and the city of Leeds also position us well to assist in the post-Covid recovery of the region. In addition, the university is committed to developing a new enterprise strategy that will help to enhance our research, teaching and engagement and promote an enterprise and entrepreneurial culture throughout the institution and the region.
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