Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 2024

18 Mar 2024, 10:30 a.m. — etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD
Application deadline is 12th March 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Find your future employer at Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 2024! 💥

Date: Monday 18th March l Location: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate | Nearest Tube Station: Liverpool Street 

Put your best foot forward this Spring at Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging! Discover a host of available opportunities across leading firms, all of whom are passionate about diversifying their workforce and championing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within their organisation.

The event is running in a hybrid format, so you can attend virtually or in-person

Top reasons to attend:

  1. Engaging discussions and insightful sessions: Hear from industry leaders about finding success in their respective fields - learn from how they overcame challenges and how they built their unique careers
  2. Forge connections with top employers: Speak directly to 34 leading firms across a variety of sectors - from Finance to FMCG & Retail to Consulting - and discover more about firms’ diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives
  3. Explore your options: Discover how culture, career progression and benefits differ across employers and find a firm that matches your goals and values

Plus, nominate yourself for a firm-sponsored award during the application process for the chance to get recognised at the event for your achievements by the top firms in attendance.

We are committed to running fully inclusive events. For more details on this, check out our support page for this event and get in touch if you have any further questions.

 

Wondering what the event looks like on the day? ⬇️

 

Why attend

Discover the world of work

Ask your questions to senior leaders, recent graduates and early career experts and gain valuable insights you can draw on as you step into your early career

Enhance your professional skillset

Boost the skills that employers value and develop a competitive edge that will set you apart in your applications, interviews and assessment centres.

Build your network

Engage with a diverse community of like-minded students who you can turn to for support and advice

Who can attend

You’re an undergraduate or full-time postgraduate student who identifies with an under-represented group (including, but not limited to, those who attended a UK school and received free school meals, those who identify as LGBTQ+ or from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, those who attended a state school or the first generation in their family to go to university)

You're graduating in 2024, 2025 or 2026 (or 2027 if already at university and on a four-year course)

You're on track for at least a 2:1 and can demonstrate academic excellence

You're attending university in the UK (if you'll be attending in person)

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

Schedule

18 Mar 2024

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

Registration, peer networking and (for in-person attendees) interview practise workshop

For in-person attendees, this involves chatting to other members in the main exhibition room (standing and walking).

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

Welcome and keynote from Barclays

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

11:30 a.m. - noon

Skills session with GMAC

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

noon - 12:45 p.m.

Panel session: Voices of victory - success stories from senior leaders

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Networking and lunch (for in-person attendees only) / Employer virtual interviews (virtual attendees only)

For in-person attendees, lunch will be provided. This part of the event involves talking to other members and employers at their exhibition stands (standing and walking).

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

Panel session (in-person attendees) / Interview practise workshop (virtual attendees)

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

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

Networking (in-person attendees only) / Imposter syndrome skills session (virtual attendees only)

This part of the event involves talking to other members and employers at their exhibition stands (standing and walking).

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

Skills sessions with Barclays and BT Group

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

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

Awards, wrap up & next steps

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

Chat

What people say about this event

Overall, it was a very informative, welcoming event that spoke on very important topics.

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Past Attendee

The event was an incredible experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to expand their network, learn new skills, and embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Elisha Fernandes

The key note speakers made me feel optimistic about the working world and how diversity is being taken seriously by these companies or individuals. It was truly a beautiful event and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much to everyone that put in their hard efforts to make this event inclusive.

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Past Attendee
Location

Location

etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Info

Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Please refer to our FAQs here if you have any queries about attending a Bright Network event in-person.

If you have any questions about attending Bright Network Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging as a virtual attendee, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. Please note that for this event, if you attend virtually you wlll not to be able to join the networking sessions. 

For information on inclusivity measures at the event, take a look at the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 2024 resource hub.

You can also take a look at our Support Hub for further questions. If you require anything else, please get in touch with our Events Team - events@brightnetwork.co.uk

To confirm your place at the event, you may be contacted by call or text by the Bright Network team. Please make sure your details are all correct and up-to-date on your profile.

 

Travel reimbursement:

We would really like all our students to be able to have the opportunity to attend our events and we want to support where possible. Anyone attending our spring events in-person is eligible for a reimbursement of up to £30. To request a reimbursement, complete and submit this application form. You will then be sent a form to complete reimbursement payment details and upload your travel reciepts. Full instructions will be given on the forms. 

You need to attend the event in full to receive the reimbursement. Reimbursements will be sent out after the event you are attending. You need to have submitted the application form by 17/03/24, 11:59pm, and the payment details form by 24/03/24 11:59pm, in order to be eligible. 

Apply today

This is a popular event that is always over-subscribed, so we recommend submitting your application as soon as you can to secure your spot. We aim to get back to you about the status of your application within a week, but we appreciate your patience when the process takes a bit longer.