Interested in sponsoring our event or having a stall in our graduate recruitment fair?

Want to have a conversation about reaching our expansive community of LGBT+ students and graduates?

Are you interested in developing a partnership between your brand and LGBT+ students?

Email our Festival Director Ollie Parr: ollie [at]

2018 Sponsors

Platinum sponsor


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, with 175,000 people in over 150 countries. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 

Our longstanding support of the LGBT community is just one example of our open, diversity and inclusive culture, with our LGBT employee network having been set-up over 16 years ago, one of the first of its kind in the private sector. We are consistently ranked in the Top 10 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index and have been the proud platinum sponsor of National Student Pride since 2011.

Gold sponsorS


Clifford Chance is a magic circle law firm with 34 offices in 24 countries.  We recruit graduates who want to train to be a lawyer, whether they have studied law or not. 

In 2007 we established Arcus (Latin for Rainbow), our London lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network for LGBT colleagues and their friends. Arcus aims to make the office a welcoming and comfortable environment for each LGBT employee to be out and open about his or her identity, as well as to promote and enhance mutual integration between the LGBT and non-LGBT communities within the Firm. In 2015 we launched our Arcus Allies initiative, founded on the belief that employees should not be passive, but active in their support for the fair treatment of LGBT staff.

Silver sponsors



We are authentic, brave and creative to our core.

We focus on fashion as a force for good, inspiring young people to express their best selves and achieve amazing things. We believe fashion thrives on individuality and should be fun for everyone.

At Aviva we believe that teams perform better when they include people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  We know that people perform at their best when they can be their true selves at work.  Our commitment to diversity is a key element of our people strategy.  We have a strong Aviva Pride network that organises social, charity and development events throughout the year.

Add an annual turnover of $19.4 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of over one million vehicles spread across 9,000 locations worldwide and you get Enterprise Rent-A Car – a business that’s grown into the largest global mobility provider in the world. 

We encourage all of our employees to be the best they can be, and diversity is a priority in all areas of our business. We owe our success to each and every one of our people, from senior managers to management trainees alike.

Thomson Reuters are a Silver sponsor of National Student Pride 2018!

For an organisation to be successful and truly prosper, we believe it is essential that its culture reflects and celebrates a diverse work force. Our sponsorship of Student Pride is just one of the ways in which we are showing our commitment to the LGBT community and supporting diversity at Santander.

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. The bank serves around 14 million active customers with c19,500 employees and operates through 826 branches (which includes 61 university branches) and 65 regional Corporate Business Centres.


Titanium sponsorS

Accenture are Titanium sponsors of National Student Pride 2018!

It’s our people who make Bank of America Merrill Lynch what it is today. We realize our power and value all our differences — in thought, style, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and experience. Thanks to our teammates, we are a stronger company.

At BofAML, we strive to help all employees reach their full potential. Our support comes through in our values, policies and benefit programs, which have helped to create an inclusive environment where differences are welcome and respected.


EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We generate around one fifth of the UK’s electricity from nuclear, coal, gas and renewable power, employing around 14,000 people. As a Stonewall Top 100 employer, we know our people perform their best when they can be themselves so we’re champions of inclusion and proud of our award-winning LGBT Supporters Network.

Google are Titanium sponsors of National Student Pride 2018! 

Outthink ordinary. At IBM, you'll be part of a diverse team where you'll meet and work with new people from different cultures to tackle challenges from a fresh perspective. IBM's culture of inclusivity means you're free to be yourself whilse supporting others and sharing ideas. For over 30 years, IBM has been a proud supporter of the LGBT community. Be proud of what you do and who you work with.


Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. As our global platform opens up opportunities in different markets and cultures worldwide, diversity of perspective is vital to us. This is why we seek talent, and value individuality, across the whole spectrum.

Rolls Royce are Titanium sponsors of National Student Pride 2018!


2018 confirmed stalls (in addition to sponsors above)