Presidents' Day 2021

15 Sep 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Application deadline was 14th September 2021, 11:59pm

About the event

Are you a president or part of your society's executive committee for next year? You're invited to the training event of the year.

Join us online on Wednesday 15th September for an exclusive training and networking day we've designed specifically to help you get ready for the year ahead. This is the event where you'll gain the tools you need to elevate your society and make lasting connections with like-minded students and other societies across the country.

We know that it takes a lot of organisation and perseverance to run a society and engage fellow students, and we're committed to supporting you and all you do for your societies.

Through a series of inspiring keynotes and invaluable workshops with key business leaders, you will gain expert insights for managing your society and engaging members - to not only support you in maximising your society’s success but to help boost your employability too. 

Why should you attend?

  • Discover how you can drive your society forward this year
  • Gain expert insights from CEOs and Directors on how to build your member base, be an effective leader and utilise your society experience to boost your employability
  • Achieve a certificate of training and get fast-track access to become a Bright Network society partner (with big monetary rewards up for grabs!)

If you're a president or a senior member of a society, this an event not to miss. RSVP to this event using the apply now button.

(Please note: each society member must apply separately)


15 Sep 2021

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

Welcome & keynote

Be inspired with an exclusive keynote from leading graduate employer Bloomberg and an alumni success story

2 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

How to develop leadership skills in yourself and others

Gain top insights on effective leadership with Bright Network CEO & Founder, James Uffindell

2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.


2:40 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

How to build your membership in 2021

Learn how to build and engage your member base across this academic year from Marketing Director Ben Triggs and Marketing Manager Shelly O'Gilvie

3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

How to use your society experience to land future roles

CEO and Founder of City Career Series, Jake Schogger, shares expert advice on using society experience to enhance your career prospects

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wrap up & networking

Take part in a virtual networking session to connect with presidents and committees from leading societies across the UK


Frequently asked questions


Is Presidents' Day free?

As always, Presidents' Day is a free event.

What time will Presidents' Day be held? 

Presidents' Day will take place across the afternoon, from 1.30pm-4.00pm. Please note all timings for these sessions correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so if you are tuning in from aboard please check your local timezone.

What time will the Presidents' Day sessions be held? 

Presidents' Day will run at 4pm. Please note all timings for these sessions correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so if you are tuning in from aboard please check your local timezone.

Can I apply on behalf of my society? 

If more than one committee member will be attending, each committee member must apply seperately.

If you have any other questions please get in touch with us at