Leeds: students celebrate graduation success at Trinity & All Saints

 More than 450 students from Leeds Trinity & All Saints will graduate in ceremonies at the Great Hall, University of Leeds, this Thursday. This will be the last graduation day for the outgoing Principal and Chief Executive of the College Dr Mike Coughlan who retires from his post later this summer. Dr Coughlan joined the Horsforth College in 1991 and was appointed Principal in 1998. Throughout this time, Dr Coughlan has ensured that the students are placed firmly at the heart of Trinity & All Saints and all that it does. Dr Coughlan said: "Graduation is a special time and over the years it's been a great joy to witness so many students receive their degrees. It really is a pleasure to watch the students develop during their time with us and be a part of their success." Trinity & All Saints prides itself on the way it prepares students for the workplace, this commitment to providing students with employability skills and experience was recognised when the College was ranked top in the 2005 Sunday Times 'Best for Jobs' category, with almost 98% of graduates in employment after six months. This year the College again celebrates the diversity of students graduating and their academic achievements. During their studies many students have made a valuable contribution to both the College community and the wider community through voluntary activities - from student ambassadors, mentors and sports action volunteers to those who helped raise money for good causes. Trinity & All Saints aims to ensure that students graduate as rounded, fulfilled individuals, armed with the tools they need to succeed in all areas of life. Although the final examination award is only a part of this success the academic performance of a number of students has been recognised through the award of the Armes Prize (for the highest marks in final degree examinations) and the College Prize for Outstanding Performance: University Armes Prize - Kirsty Davis (Primary Education). College Prizes for Outstanding Achievement - Jessica Smith (Primary Education), Amy Taylor (History), Rachel Griffin (Psychology), Jennifer Rollason (SHEN), Vicky Jones (SHEN). After their ceremonies the graduates will celebrate with their families and friends back at the College campus in Horsforth with a champagne reception, live music and a barbecue. For more information see: www.leedstrinity.ac.uk

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