LEEDS Trinity University has announced a "significant" expansion in its academic leadership and investment in its structures to support its new Strategic Plan.

Following a wider consultation exercise with academic colleagues, the university’s two schools will become faculties, to strengthen their identities and align with academic structures across the sector. As part of this, the School of Communication, Business and Law will become the Faculty of Business, Computing and Digital Industries in order to better reflect its priorities for growth. The School of Social and Health Sciences will become the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences.

The Institute of Childhood and Education, which brings together work in teacher education and areas relating to childhood and families at Leeds Trinity, will remain an Institute due to its already strong profile.

Departments at Leeds Trinity University will become Schools within the Faculties and Institute and will be underpinned by enhanced leadership structures. Heads of School will drive forward the significant growth identified for these areas. They will be supported by nine Deputy Heads of School – new posts that provide a pathway for the next generation of academic leaders at the University.

Furthermore, the University plans to strengthen further senior leadership in Research and is investing in five Professors.