Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

21 Mar 2022, 10:30 a.m.
Application deadline was 16th March 2022, 11:59pm

Bright Network's mission is to support bright students from all backgrounds in forging a career that suits their goals and aspirations. As part of this, we look to connect our members with leading employers who champion diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging everyday. We're excited to be back this March for one of our most popular flagship events.

Join us in London on the 21st March to expand your networking by meeting top employers who are looking to hire bright students like you. They'll be sharing their key tips for landing a job in some of the most competitive sectors, and you'll also be able to hear directly from recent graduates about their experiences at these firms. We hope that you'll leave the event feeling empowered and confident in your choices and career path.

Plus, if you're looking for extra opportunities to upskill, we're forming a Student Leadership Board for the event. All applicants who have accepted their offer are welcome to apply. It's a fantastic chance to see behind-the-scenes of the event and gain extra exposure to the employers attending.

Why attend

Feel confident in your career prospects

Grow your network with successful professionals (including Bright Network alumni), learn about their career journeys and gain tangible advice based on own experiences that you can take forward in your future roles

Enhance your applications

Attend sessions to help boost your professional skill set and receive top tips for how to present these skills on your CV, applications and in interviews.

Stand out

This is an excellent opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition in this popular sector and make connections that could help you down the line.

Who can attend

Undergraduate or full-time postgraduate students who identify with an underrepresented group, graduating in 2022, 2023 or 2024 (or 2025 if already at university and on a four-year course)

On track for at least a 2:1 and demonstrate academic excellence

Must be attending university in the UK

Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably


21 Mar 2022

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Student arrival, registration & optional member networking

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bright Network introduction & premier partner keynote

11:30 a.m. - noon

Skills session 1

noon - 12:30 p.m.

Alumni success stories

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch break & networking

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Panel session

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Skills session 2 & 3

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Awards, wrap up & next steps


What people say about this event

An empowering and fundamentally vital event for people of all backgrounds and race. I was reminded that companies are consciously aware of the barriers which those from BAME backgrounds may face, and that they do choose to implement strategies to minimise these barriers. The event spoke to issues which I believe are not emphasised within educational institutions as much as they should be. Thank you to Bright Network for providing me with further insight into how companies implement diversity and inclusion.

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Priya Sian

This was my first event and I had a great time. Everything ran to perfection. Guests and companies provided great insights into their fields and really helped me to better understand what I want to do in the future.

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Hassan Bilal

This event has given me the opportunity to connect with many organisations, learn more about their internal environment and culture, and ultimately has developed my competitive advantage as a future applicant for internship, placement, and graduate schemes.

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Tania Bradford

I am so glad I applied to this event! It was such an amazing experience. I feel like I have walked away with a lot more confidence in what employers require from students and graduates. It was so inspiring to hear stories from so many different panellists about their career journeys. It was also great to be able to relate to the panellists which has motivated me to put myself out there a lot more and not be afraid to take risks.

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Maariyah Patel

Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network Diversity and Inclusion correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

If you have any questions about Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team -