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]

2019 Sponsors

Platinum sponsor


EY is a leading professional services firm helping organisations across the world to navigate complex change. Our community of more than 230,000 people in over 150 countries provides forward-thinking advice to help our clients make better decisions. 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. Unity, our LGBT+ network, was originally set-up in the UK in 1995 (one of the first of its kind in the private sector) and since then has grown to over 600 members here and over 4,500 members worldwide in over 77 countries. We are proud to have been 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.

At Just Eat we operate a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, providing customers with an easy and secure way to order and pay for food from our restaurant partners. We are thrilled to be Gold sponsors of National Student Pride 2019!

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 Chappy, we’ve decided it’s time that guys loved dating again so we’re putting faces and people back into dating for the gay community.  A safe, high-quality platform, Chappy is all about gay guys making connections on their own terms, whatever they are looking for…

We’re always on the scout for new ambassadors to help spread the word too. It’s a great way to make some extra money, new friends and great connections whilst you study. Come and meet the team at the Chappy stall to sign up or find out more!

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.

Our graduate programmes are designed to embrace your passions, strengths and interests – and to help you discover new ones – in a learning culture that fits around you. Professional qualifications, masterclasses and mentoring from experienced business leaders will inspire you to develop as a person and a professional.

We’ll empower you to build a career that matters to you through a supportive network of individuals, with skills and passions as diverse as the population, all committed to helping you and Britain prosper. 


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!


Few things are certain in life. Economic upheaval, political crises, natural disasters - and more besides - all mean the world can be full of surprises. At Aon, we draw on the expertise of over 72,000 people to help the biggest names in the business plan for every eventuality.


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.

Diversity of people, perspectives and experience is essential to help Balfour Beatty address business challenges and perform for our customers.

We believe in creating a safe and welcoming workplace with a supportive and fair culture that encourages innovative and fresh ways of thinking.

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.

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused law firm with more than 2000 legal professionals and 3300 staff in 50 offices and associated offices on six continents. It has a focus on five core global sectors- insurance, trade and commodities, energy, transport and infrastructure- that position it at the heart of global trade and commerce.

It has a strong emerging markets focus and the largest disputes practice of any UK-origin law firm. The firm has doubled in size twice in the last ten years, is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world and has ambitious plans for further growth.

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! 


GSK, a leading Science-led global healthcare company, research and develop a range of innovative products. Their 100,000 employees share the vision of helping people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK aim to create an environment where everyone's voice is heard and each person may achieve their full potential.

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.

Jack'd are Titanium sponsors of National Student Pride 2018! 

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.

UK Power Networks distributes more than a quarter of the UK's electricity through it's networks of substations, underground cables and overhead lines, making sure the lights stay on across London, the South East and the East of England, regardless of who customers pay their bills to.


2018 confirmed stalls (in addition to sponsors above)