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Bright Network Proud to B 2022

25 Oct 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Application deadline was 23rd October 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Proud to B is back on 25th October and ready to support the next generation of LGBTQ+ students in their career journeys.

Top reasons to attend:

  • Connect with top graduate employers who are championing inclusive working environments and learn what it means to be your authentic self at work
  • Attend skills sessions to develop your interpersonal skills and invaluable tips to act graduate jobs applications
  • Get the chance to win a £100 gift voucher of your choice and a 1:1 mentoring session with a member of Aon's Pride Alliance*

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join other students and firms in a safe and inclusive environment. Apply now to secure a spot at this virtual event.


We’re aware not everyone may be ready to “come out” in professional situations, but may still want to explore inclusive employers and learn from other people’s experiences. That’s why there is no formal networking element to the event, and attendees are welcome to share as much or as little detail about themselves as they’d like through their name, photo and bio on the virtual events platform. Attendees who wish to will have opportunities to network with each other and interact with the firms by asking questions during the sessions.

For further support at this event, take a look at this page and get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.


*See terms and conditions for this prize draw just here.

Why attend

Feel inspired

Connect with the next generation of LGBTQ+ voices, hear discussions on important topics and share ideas for change within the workplace and beyond.

Hear from leading graduate employers

Learn more about the firms across a variety of sectors who are already championing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and are working to positively impact the visibility and representation of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace.

Gain practical advice

Hear from our partner employers on how you to succeed in your early career and get your questions answered by people who were once in your shoes.

Who can attend

Students at UK universities who graduated in 2022 or are graduating in 2023, 2024, 2025 or 2026.

Identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally to the community.

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

Employers joining us


25 Oct 2022

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join the virtual events platform, Hopin, and optional member networking

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Pre-event warm-up workshop from Fidelity

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bright Network introduction and keynote from Aon

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Skills session with Aon

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


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

Panel session - Authenticity at Work

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Skills session with Clyde & Co

4:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Takeaways & next steps


What people say about this event

Bright Network has always helped me improve and learn something new, from Internship Experience UK and Proud to B to the Virtual University Series.

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Stanimir Dimitrov

The best bits of advice I've been gotten out of this event are: Don’t be a clone in an interview, be a part of an organisation where one feels safe and respected, overcome barriers don't stop, find allies and be an ally to others.

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Simon Gibb

Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Proud to B correspond with British Summer Time (BST).

Attendees will not need to have their camera or microphone on to participate in the sessions. You are free to ask questions via the chat function on the virtual event platform instead.

If you have any questions about Bright Network Proud to B, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. There is also a support page for this event here. If you have any other questions, please get in touch with our Events Team -