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The professional networking and employability event for LGBTQ+ students and recent graduates

About National Student Pride

What is National Student Pride?

We are an annual event held in February (the UK's LGBT History Month). Hosted at the University of Westminster for the past six years.

Across three days, over 1700 students from 170 global universities attend in person and thousands join our digitally streamed panels live for a weekend of discussion aimed at empowering young LGBT people feel comfortable in their identity.

Students from across the UK, and around the world travel to our event which brings all LGBT students together.

Mixing parties, debates, cinema screening, a graduate recruitment fair, exhibitions and workshops our event is the largest culmination of LGBT student and graduate talent in the UK.

National Student Pride 2020 will take place on the weekend of 21 - 23 February.

Who are we?

Everything National Student Pride does is about opening doors to students, graduates and those with voices who are otherwise lost in a vibrant but expansive LGBT+ community.

Long before anyone else, our event has captured the extensively celebrated and courageous spirit of the student community. By tackling homophobia in sport, mental health and being trans, we are unafraid to challenge taboo first.

Proud to be fuelled by substance, for many we are the first Pride - and one we want to be safe. We’ve been Named Best LGBT Event of the year, have the largest LGBT+ careers fair - free at the point of entry and are internationally recognised as an agenda-setting event. We have time and again proven that we are ahead of the curve, breaking taboos and empowering young minds.

As a non-profit all proceeds go back into keeping the event as accessible as possible. Not only free to attend in person, but with extensive media coverage you can take part from wherever you are, truly digital - and all in the hands of students.

Our annual event

Held in London since 2014 the three day spectacle celebrates our mission to be the pride of conversation. It is centered around a daytime festival free at the point of entry with panels, the largest free LGBT job fair, a performance stage and so much more. This is the centrepiece of a whole weekend of club nights, parties, cinema screenings and events spread across three days held every year during LGBT History Month in February.

Our mission:

  • To provide a platform for debate, discussion and conversation
  • To be a networked community, linking students, graduates, and LGBT+ friendly employers
  • To propel the next generation of voices, activists and minds where they can be heard and celebrated
  • To promote an atmosphere of tolerance, opportunity and innovation by allowing room for debate and discussion.
  • To be a safe space to allow for growth in confidence, socialising and education


Next event

28 October 2019
Portland Street, Manchester