This year, Student Pride want to show that love really does happen here!
A Message from National Student Pride:
Thank you so much for being interested in walking with us at London Pride - We can't wait to see your beautiful faces!
Here are some FAQs to cover any questions you might have, but if any question is left unanswered feel free to tweet us...
GARUNTEE YOUR SPACE
Last year we were already overbooked and this year we have half the wristband allowance, so things are going to be tight.
With that in mind, we'll be prioritising our wristbands in this order:
- People in Pink with Event Brite
- People in Pink
- People with Eventbrite tickets
- Everyone else
See wearing pink below for ideas.
Because of security reasons, and giving out wristbands on the day, if you have booked in a large group - please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with all the names of those you are expecting if you have ordered more than one ticket so we have a full list for the day. (Some of you have already)
We'll be at The University of Westminster from 10:15, giving out Wristbands from 10:30. So aim to get there at 10:20 to be sure you get yours.
Then we'll walk together the short distance to our space in the parade for our 11am set up. We'll be leaving Westminster at 10:45 sharp and won't be waiting for stragglers.
As always, we want to be PINK PINK PINK. T-shirts, Hoodies, Tops - (Ponchos), we'd like you to be in something on the day. The more pink, the more we'll stand out. It's hardly a colour you can miss. Here are some inexpensive places to get some pink tops:
We pay on your behalf to walk in the parade, so though we will have some props for you, this is the one little thing we'll ask you to buy yourself!
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
Once you are in the parade, it is next to impossible to get out and back in again (though there are exit points - if you do need to leave and we're on hand to help with that) So bring food, drink, suntan lotion, pink umbrellas, and enough everything to last you until roughly 3-4pm when we'll reach the end of the parade. Make sure you pee too ;)
Yes please bring banners, but remember we are non-partisan and we'll be giving out lots of placards on the day too. If you're worried about whether what yours says might not quite fit, pop us an email. LGBT+ Soc banners are more than welcome, we pay for our space in the parade because we know lots of societies can't afford the cost.
This year, to fit in with the theme of #LoveHappensHere, we're encouraging people to show off cute couple pictures but also pictures of where you're from/where your family are from! We're also asking people to submit some to email@example.com and we'll be putting the cutest/best ones on big old signs! We want everyone to feel the love.
HELP ON THE DAY
National Student Pride committee members will be in pink jeans and Student Pride T-Shirts. Say hello. You can't miss us. We'll be checking our DM's on Twitter a little if you need to contact us, but the 4G gets a little sucked dry during Pride with all the people out on the streets. Keep a copy of this saved on your phone.
#LOVEHAPPENSHERE - WHAT DO WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE PARADE?
Our mission with National Student Pride has always been to provide a safe and welcoming event for young people of all backgrounds, to provide a forum for important and reasoned discussion on vital topics relevant to our community and to provide as much opportunity as possible for all of us to live our lives freely, happily and to our potential.
And what are we planning? Well, this year we want to spread as much love as we possibly can and we're showing off everyone's cute pictures of them and bae. To further spread the love, we'll have some HUGE HEART SHAPED BALLOONS. As always, we'll have flags, banners, whistles, confetti cannons and a lot of pink.
ANY SPACE LEFT?
Saturday, 8 July 2017 from 10:30 to 16:00 (BST)
University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road
NW1 5LS London
Organised by National Student Pride
72% of LGBT students say that inclusive Sex and Relationships Education would have given them a better first sexual experience
A week after the government announced compulsory Sex and Relationships Education, a poll by National Student Pride and Terrence Higgins Trust has revealed that many LGBT students are being left behind due to a lack of LGBT inclusive SRE.
Three quarters (72%) of LGBT students felt they would have had a better first sexual experience if they had received LGBT inclusive Sex and Relationships Education.
After a weekend at National Student Pride (including with guests Olly Alexander from Years & Years, Stella Creasy and Jodie Marsh) where we spent the event talking about the need for better Sex Education we're blown away by today's announcement from Justine Greening. Quote available in release
VIDEO: Stella Creasy MP on Female Condoms and 'What we learned from Jimmy Saville was that we need better Sex Education'
Stella Creasy MP has discussed the need for better Sex Education and spoke about examples of why young people need it more so than ever.
She was speaking at National Student Pride at the University of Westminster on February 25th on the Attitude Sex Education Panel.
Jodie Marsh opened up about her sex life explaining that even though she fancies both men and women, and previously identifying as bisexual - right now, she is asexual because she “is just not interested in sex”
VIDEO: Olly Alexander 'I was given sex-ed by a virgin' & he reveals his first love was a straight boy he fooled around with at 14
Olly Alexander, frontman of Years & Years, discussed his awful Sex Education in school and the fact that he was taught Sex Ed by a teacher who was a virgin, with no experience to even rely on in the class.
Ahead of this year’s National Student Pride, taking place this weekend at the University of Westminster opposite Baker street. We’ll be talking about intersectionality Saturday 25th February.
That’s why in this fun video, we’ve giggled about the crazy amount of other flags there are to represent LGBT+ … before realising just how important they all are.
THIS IS SO EXCITING. Years and Years BAE Olly Alexander is coming to National Student Pride to talk about Sex and Relationships Education.
We are delighted to announce that National Student Pride are working in partnership with Brighton Pride to make the UK’s Biggest Pride Festival even more accessible to students from across the UK and internationally.
National Student Pride are delighted to announce that Katya Zamolodchikova, shining star of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7, is coming to National Student Pride 2017, and she wants you to perform for her in her very own talent competition!
Google is coming to Student Pride for another year and will be facilitating a fun and interactive workshop to help you develop and use your personal brand as your most important career asset.
Personal branding is the combination of personal attributes, values, strengths and passions that people know and value you for - it's the perceptions others have about you based on the sum of your actions.
If you'd be interested in attending this workshop apply here goo.gl/Q4x8Uk by February 4.
Personal branding is the combination of personal attributes, values, strengths and passions that people know and value you for - it's the perceptions others have about you based on the sum of your actions. Google is facilitating a fun and interactive workshop to help you develop and use your personal brand as your most important career asset.
This workshop will help you:
- Identify the elements of a successful, authentic brand and how branding can apply to individuals as well as organizations
- Create an authentic, unique personal brand statement using reflections on your strengths, values and skills - as well as feedback you've received from others - as the building blocks
- Evaluate which of the the five key elements of brand management (packaging, visibility, relationships, perception, uniqueness) you need to focus on to improve your personal brand
- Create a simple and effective campaign to intentionally manage your brand and create the perception you want others to have of you
This year, we're talking about Sex. Our first press release on the 2017 Student Pride event, held again in London.
"Roll up! Roll up!
Are you passionate about Student Pride? Perhaps you're great at talking to people or love helping arrange events? Maybe you're better at more online stuff. Well, it's your lucky day.
National Student Pride are now recruiting! We're looking for a Student Liason Officer, Social Media Manager, Graphic Designer and members for our Events and our Arts team.
An event that's been running for 12 years in 2017, it started out as a small event at Oxford Brookes University in 2005 with a trainee vicar giving the talk. Boy, has it grown since then! Student Pride has now been hosted in Oxford, Manchester and Brighton, whilst continuously growing, and has now set up camp happily in the UK's Capital, London.
Everyone who applies must be enthusiastic, proactive and hardworking. In addition to tasks specific to the role you apply for, everyone on the committee plays a part in the running of the big event. The experience and contacts you will make will become invaluable, making it a great thing to have on your CV. Both Students and Graduates can apply and ideally you'd need to be in or close to London, as that's where regular meetings will be held.
Apply today and we can't wait to meet you!
Interviews will be on Wednesday October 12th, with training in Central London near Baker Street on the afternoon of October 15th.
All the FAQs and info you need about walking with us at London Pride this year.
Evan Davis spoke to us ahead of our event this weekend. He said #MentalHealth and #ComingOut are inextricably linked. Watch below as he talks candidly about the first time he came out to his parents and his advice on dealing with mental health:
Stuart Milk, Harvey Milks Nephew is coming to Student Pride for a Q&A session at an intimate screening of the film. Make sure you buy your tickets now! (Its on;y £3.50 - that's freakin cheap for a cinema ticket eh?)
HIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE. Huge news about our Lip Sync Battle and who will be judging and hosting it...