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]

2017 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.

Hi. We’re Telefonica UK but you most likely know us as O2. We know your phone's not just a phone. It's an extension of you. Which is why we're more than just a network. We've got more for you. We’re proud to sponsor Student Pride in 2017. 

Silver sponsors





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.

GE is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfil that promise, we rely on a culture of leadership and diversity to drive innovation and productivity. The success of diversity at GE is a reflection of the integrity of our leadership and builds a strong foundation for future leaders to continue our tradition of inclusiveness.


Out-think 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 while 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.

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. 

We are visiting your campus to recruit and develop great talent – people who can help deliver our vision.  

You’ll also be able to talk to us about all the opportunities we have at Lloyds Banking Group – like insight days, summer internships and our graduate management schemes.


Thomson Reuters are a Silver sponsor of National Student Pride 2017!


Being the oldest sports brand in the world, adidas has always championed diversity and inclusion from our colleagues and to our customers and communities. The thread of diversity that runs through the business and people strategy down to the global diversity framework makes this an integral focal point for our company. We thrive on creativity and innovation and this can only happen with diverse talents, so we always seek diversity to be the best we can be, without compromising authenticity. 

The adidas Group is proud to support National Student Pride 2017 and the LGBT Community.

Titanium sponsorS



Balfour Beatty is a leading construction and infrastructure group.

We believe people are at the heart of all that we do. We have a longstanding reputation for attracting, recruiting and developing the next generation of future leaders and providing the right stepping stone from education into the world of work.  

BDO is one of the UK's largest accountancy and business advisory firms serving ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses within the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves on creating an environment in which our 3,500 talented people feel valued for being themselves and in turn, value and respect others. At heart, our work is simple: helping people and businesses succeed. To do this, we bring to bear a host of different services that include auditing, tax advice, risk management, forensic accounting, business restructuring, corporate finance and more.



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 2017!

GSK are proud to be a leading science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare within which all our 100,000 employees share the vision of helping people do more, feel better and live longer.


We believe it's vital that everyone contributes. After all, energy is a basic requirement for every community. And, we're determined to cement our reputation as a responsible, sustainable business and an industry leader. So we look for talent and innovation, and we expect high performance from enthusiastic people. People like you.


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 2017!


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.


Starbucks are Titanium sponsors of National Student Pride 2017!

Stalls & Job fair

2017 confirmed stalls (in addition to sponsors above)



The Army will be exhibiting at National Student Pride 2017!



At Fujitsu we believe in the power of difference to create a better future for everyone. Difference is valued and respected within our organisation, and we have employee diversity and inclusion groups including Shine for LGBT+ colleagues. Come and talk to us to find out more


A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie - and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. To find out more search or call 03456 00 55 55


Santander are fully committed to supporting diversity and to creating an inclusive culture where you are treated with dignity and respect and feel part of our team. 

We believe that employees should feel able to bring their whole selves to work and that this is only possible by helping to build a supportive working environment. Santander UK’s Embrace Network exists to provide leadership, support and insight on LGB&T related matters for its members, colleagues and customers. To find out more search is the UK’s leading diversity and inclusion careers site, displaying jobs and diversity initiatives from over 100 of the UK’s top employers.

Some organisation we work with –  Sky, EDF Energy, Santander, TfL, Royal Mail, Lloyds Banking Group, Great Western Railway, GSK, Balfour Beatty, Network Rail and many more.