Our 2018 headline partner
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First started in 2005, National Student Pride is an annual weekend event held in February for students from across the UK. In 2017, more than 1,700 students from 170 universities and colleges attended the event, while more than 35,000 joined our digitally streamed panels for a weekend of discussion aimed at empowering young LGBT+ people.
National Student Pride are dedicated to opening doors to students, graduates and those with voices who are otherwise lost in a vibrant but expansive LGBT+ community. They have proven that they’re ahead of the curve, persistently breaking taboos and empowering young minds.
They work towards their important agenda by bringing together debates, cinema screenings, exhibitions, social events and a graduate recruitment fair to create the largest gathering of the UK’s LGBT+ student and graduate talent. Entering their thirteenth year, National Student Pride 2018 will be held on the weekend of 9–11 February 2018 at the University of Westminster.
Clifford Chance & National Student Pride's partnership
The first ever law firm to partner with National Student Pride back in 2013, Clifford Chance has long been a champion of the LGBT+ community. Since then, our rewarding relationship with the event has gone from strength to strength – we’ve successfully increased our recruitment of those who identify as LGBT+, and we’re proud to be a gold sponsor of the 2018 National Student Pride festival.
We want to showcase our partnership in order to tap into the phenomenal reach TARGETjobs has across all university campuses. Together, we hope to raise the awareness and attendance of National Student Pride among the LGBT+ student community, as well as highlight Clifford Chance’s ongoing commitment as an LGBT+ employer of choice that’s dedicated to recruiting and supporting diverse talent.
Tom Guy, founder of National Student Pride, commented: “Just like our event, these awards champion organisations who want to empower and inspire young LGBT+ people – and that’s why we are so excited to be involved. It is also a fantastic opportunity to enhance our existing relationship with Clifford Chance, who continues to prioritise and deliver diversity in the workplace.”