national student pride
- Provide a safe space for students primarily aged 16-23
- For many it is their first pride event, often in a time when they are struggling with their identity or are ‘coming out’
- Provide a space in which to create friendships and network with students from across the UK
- A place to learn about LGBT matters and support groups available
- Offer balanced public debates for students to engage on matters that effect their current and future lives
- Provide a space for networking with potential and future employers
National Student Pride was started in 2005 in response to the Oxford Brookes Christian Union’s talk on ‘Homosexuality and the Bible’ and unlike most pride events centres around our daytime debates.
After two succesful years in Oxford we became in association with the NUS LGBT Campaign and held the event in Manchester in 2007. Since 2009 we have held the annual event in Brighton where it has grown over the years. In 2012 we moved to the Brighton Dome where our daytime numbers tripled and we welcomed under 18’s for the first time.
Who we are:
National Student Pride is run by students and graduates, we are all volunteers and the event is non profit making. For 2013 we have new regional reps, based all over the UK they will liaise and with the Universities and Colleges in their regions. We also have a new steering committee. Click on the contact us for a full list of names.