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Bright Network: Diversity & Inclusion 2019

Bright Network: Diversity & Inclusion 2019

25 Mar 2019
etc.venues - Bishopsgate, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TQ
10:30 a.m.
Charity & Social Enterprise, Public Sector & Government, Further Education, Consumer, FMCG & Retail, Commercial Law, Consulting, Financial Services, Accounting, Tax & Audit, Technology: IT & Software Development, Management & Business
Identify with an underrepresented group. Graduating in 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022. Unrestricted right to work in the UK after graduation.
Applications for our Bright Network Diversity and Inclusion event have now closed. Our next events similar to this will be happening in September 2019. To be the first to know when applications open, you can register your interest here.

Diversity & Inclusion 2019

After a huge success last year, Diversity and Inclusion 2019 will be bigger and brighter. 

Meet the best firms and gain the insights you need to get ahead in your career - at Bright Network, we design events to help you get the support you need to carve out a successful career.

This March, we're looking for 200 of our brightest members to join us in central London for an exclusive event designed to build your network and feel empowered on your journey to a fulfilled career.

Why attend?

The selected attendees will benefit from:

  • Building your CV - Find out how you can match your skills & degree to your ideal career. Hear from the experts, as they give you the advice you need to stand out from the crowd
  • Getting ahead  - our skills sessions are designed to help you unleash your leadership potential and flourish in every step of the application process
  • Hearing from inspirational and diverse leaders- Discover how successful leaders have flourished in various industries, regardless of their background, and get the insights you need to carve your own career success
  • Build your network - Make vital connections which will help you throughout your career. This event gives you the chance to meet some of the best people from the world’s best firms - they're looking for the brightest students just like you.
  • Recognition of your achievements-Win one of only five awards on the day, sponsored by one of the attending firms. This will look great on your CV.


Platinum sponsor Marsh & McLennan CompaniesAccentureAddleshaw Goddard, American ExpressBank of England, CGIClyde & Co P&G, University of LawUnlocked. There are plenty more to be announced, so bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates.

Event details

  • Date: Monday 25th March 2019 (10:30am – 5:30pm)
  • Venue: etc.venues - Bishopsgate, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TQ
  • Dress code: Business Smart
  • Eligibility: This event is designed for Bright Network members to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their family background, ethnicity, sexuality or gender. 


  • 10.30 - 11.00: Student Arrival, Registration & Member Networking
  • 11.00 - 11.30: Bright Network Introduction & Premier Sponsor Keynote
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Premier Sponsor Skills Session  
  • 12.00 - 12.30: Alumni Success Stories  
  • 12.30 - 14.15: Networking & Lunch
  • 14.15 - 15.15: Panel Sessions
  • 15.15 - 16.15: Networking
  • 16.15 - 17.15: Skills Sessions  
  • 17.15 - 17.30: Awards Ceremony & Wrap Up

    This is your chance to impress leading employers, be inspired by industry leaders and discover the broad range of careers open to a bright student like you. To apply, click the orange below.


  1. What will I need to get into the event? If your place has been accepted at the event, we’ll send you a ticket. You’ll need to show this ticket to us on the day in either paper copy or download it electronically on your phone before the event.
  2. What should I bring? Bring a pen and a bottle of water and you’ll be set for an excellent day ahead. We will be giving you lunch and refreshments. 
  3. How should I prepare for the event? All firms will be receiving details of everyone who attends, so this is a real opportunity to be headhunted, this really will be your time to shine! Research the firms, make sure you prepare to network, get up to speed on a selection of industry sectors, swot up on your commercial awareness and remember to ask any questions that might come up in your research. It will be a great early opportunity for you to get ahead in your career – whether you’re currently looking to secure an internship or a graduate role.
  4. What is the dress code for the event? The dress code is business smart.
  5. Is there a charge for the event? No, the event is completely free of charge.
  6. What is the nearest tube station? Liverpool Street Station is a short walk away. You can plan your journey using the TFL Journey Planner.
  7. Are travel expenses covered for this event? Yes, we will be covering travel expenses up to the amount of £20. Public transport only, no first class or taxis will be reimbursed. Please contact us after the event to find out how to claim for these. Remember to keep all receipts of travel, travel can only be reimbursed with all receipts.
  8. Can I still win an award if I’m unable to attend the event? In order to win an award, you must be accepted to the event and be present during the awards ceremony on the day.
  9. I can no longer make it. Who should I tell? Please email us to let us know if you can no longer attend ASAP so we can offer your place to someone else. Failure to inform us could result in becoming ineligible for future Bright Network events. 

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.