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Civil Service, West Yorkshire

During my time at Leeds Trinity I managed to secure two jobs because of placement opportunities and also participated in two governors meetings​.

My student experience

I can’t thank Leeds Trinity enough for the amount they supported me during my time as a student and for setting me up for future learning opportunities.  

Winning a Psychology Award as a student

I grew in confidence throughout my studies and it was a total shock winning the North East British Psychology Society Award in 2018 for a 1,000-word essay I submitted, but it was amazing to receive.

After working hard on my dissertation, it was great to be able to share my results with a wider range of people and hopefully carry on researching such an important area. Receiving the award will be great to let future employers knows, as well as a great academic achievement to have for any future research or postgraduate opportunities that may arise.

Lydia Braham sat outside.

Utilising placement and other opportunities

I really pushed myself in all my placements and I still work with the connections I made at HMP Leeds and with other prisons. Building up my CV in this way really helped with my MA interview. During my time at Leeds Trinity I managed to secure two jobs because of placement opportunities and also participated in two governors meetings.

Continuing my learning journey

After graduating from Leeds Trinity I continued my studies at the University of Nottingham by embarking on an MSc in Forensic and Criminological Psychology.  

Lydia Braham group photo. 

An engaged Psychology community

Throughout the psychology cohorts there has always been a strong element of supporting one another. As a student I was able to benefit from the wisdom and experience of a mentor – fellow graduate Alyshia Murgatroyd (pictured first left, bottom row).  During my time as a student, Dr Danielle McDermott organised Alumni Psychology Conferences whereby students weren able to network with alumni and receive mentoring afterwards. It was at one of these conferences I was introduced to Alyshia.

As a graduate I was delighted to keep this support network going by mentoring Leeds Trinity students.