Employability and careers

Graduate case studies

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Helen Smith (BA Theology and Religious Studies) joined the Teach First programme as a trainee teacher. Watch the video to hear about her involvement with the society Student Action for Refugees and her experiences of teaching from the popular Students into Schools module.

Sophie Tregellis (BA Philosophy) started her own business whilst studying for her degree. She used the University's Enterprise Centre and SPARK business start up programme to build her hobby of making natural dog treats into her thriving Top Collar business. Watch Sophie talk about developing her business on YouTube.

Leah Rhodes-Valery (BA Theology and Religious Studies) works in Human Resources at Leeds City Council. One of her projects includes managing the work experience placements at Nari Ekta, which is a charity funded by Leeds City Council that helps unemployed Asian women to find work. Leah credits her Theology and Religious Studies degree for helping her start a career in the public sector. Read her story.

Rebecca Coupe (BA Theology and Religious Studies) secured a part-time marketing job whilst studying at the University. After graduating, she decided to set up her own business offering digital marketing services to small and medium sized organisations. Read her story.

Timothy Mortimer (BA Theology and Religious Studies) spent two years working for Childreach International where he set up an international volunteering programme. He now works at the Three Faiths Forum working on the ParliaMentors leadership development programme. Read Tim's story about his time with Childreach International.

Karis O'Leary Smith (BA Theology and Religious Studies) decided to continue studying at Leeds and has now completed her MA in Religion and Public Life. During her time at Leeds she joined many student societies and became a Project Co-ordinator for a Leeds based after-school club. Karis decided to continue her studies at Leeds and believes that the community feel in TRS strongly influenced her decision to continue her studies at the University. Read full story.

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  1. Graduate destinations
  2. Graduate case studies
  3. Employment opportunities during your studies
  4. Careers guidance