National Student Pride is a not-for-profit festival run by students and graduates, amplifying the queer student experience.
We feature debates, panels, interviews, live music and are proud to house the largest LGBTQ+ student and graduate careers fair in the UK.
PAST TO PRESENT
National Student Pride started in 2005 in response to the Oxford Brookes University, Christian Union’s talk on ‘Homosexuality and the Bible’ and, unlike many pride events, centres around our daytime debates and our careers fair, the largest LGBTQ+ careers fair in the UK.
From 2009-2013 the event grew and flourished in Brighton before moving to London in 2014, and in February of 2020 we celebrated our fifteenth anniversary, a sell-out event, headlined by the Pussycat Dolls.
In 2021 we launched a week long, digital festival. Featuring Nick Grimshaw, Joanna Lumley, Lady Phyll, Munroe Bergdorf, Stephen Fry, Jessie Ware, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi, amongst many other truly incredible talents from the community, as well as our allies.
1. To provide a platform for discussion and debate to amplify the LGBTQ+ student voice.
2. To be a networked community, linking students, graduates, and LGBTQ+ friendly employers
3. To promote an atmosphere of tolerance, opportunity and innovation by allowing room for debate and discussion.
4. To be a safe space, allowing for growth in confidence, socialising and learning.