Bright Network Fuel Your Future

25 Feb 2021, 5 p.m.

At Bright Network we strive to give every one of our members the advice and opportunities they need to succeed in their career, and improving social mobility plays a crucial role in ensuring this is achieved. That's why we're thrilled to be virtually hosting Fuel Your Future in collaboration with Migrant Leaders, an organisation dedicated to improving opportunities available to those from underrepresented backgrounds.

Join us for an unmissable evening of insightful talks from business leaders and experts on professional development, designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to launch a successful graduate career.

Why attend

Be inspired

Hear from business leaders and learn how they built a successful career, regardless of their socioeconomic background

Get ahead

Learn how to overcome key barriers for students and graduates – imposter syndrome, resilience, and delivering effective presentations - to help you stand out from the crowd when submitting your applications

Build your network

Have the chance to connect with other Bright Network attendees and the panellists through open networking.

Who can attend

Open to all Bright Network members aged 18+ and currently attending university. Particularly suitable for:

Current undergraduate students (1st and 2nd years in particular)

Members who are the first generation in their family to attend university

Members who were state school educated

Members who received free school meals from the government


25 Feb 2021

5 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Bright Network welcome - event overview and speaker introduction

5:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Keynote one - Overcoming imposter syndrome

Learn how you can build a sense of confidence and self belief with the Founder and CEO of Migrant Leaders, Elham Fardad.

5:20 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.

Keynote two - Developing resilience

Resilience is one of the most sought-after skills in recent graduates - in this keynote by Mary Keightley, expert leadership coach, you'll find out exactly how you can start to develop this.

5:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Keynote three - Presentation skills for early in your career

Being able to deliver a great presentation and communicate effectively are key skills for any stage of your career. Presented by Hjalti Rognvaldsson, Senior Consultant at Kantar Consulting.

5:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

Q&A panel discussion with keynote speakers

Have the exclusive chance to get all your questions about early careers, job applications and more answered by our panellists.

6:20 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wrap up and open networking (optional)

Have the option to split into breakout rooms to connect with other Bright Network members.


Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Fuel Your Future correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

If you have any questions about Bright Network Fuel Your Future, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team -