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Are you the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for a student who is making a positive difference within the LGBT+ community. This could be as someone who is actively breaking down barriers and leaving a legacy or it could be as someone who acts, as a role model – by being fully themselves and excelling in their field.

Win

You could win a unique experience with Clifford Chance, including work experience and various networking opportunities with the firm's LGBT+ network.

To enter you need to:

  • be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be a self-defining LGBT+ student
  • be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation.

What makes an award winner?

Our winner will be ready to seize this opportunity to showcase the contributions that you have made in the LGBT+ space and to be a role model for other students who might be struggling with their identity or questioning what they can achieve personally and professionally.

You will also possess:

  • an analytical mindset
  • great attention to detail
  • the ability to think commercially
  • a knack for problem solving
  • strong teamwork skills
  • leadership potential
  • the ability to work under pressure
  • ambition and a willingness to grasp new opportunities.

'The award has been an amazing springboard for many new and exciting opportunities while also providing an incredible platform on which to amplify minority voices and inclusion projects.' – Tom Moran, LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year 2019.

'Winning the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award has hands down been the highlight of my year thus far. Firstly, to have the work that I have done with FUSE be recognised on such a large, prestigious platform is not only a fantastic opportunity for more LGBT+ students of colour to be inspired to start similar initiatives, but also to shine a light on a vibrant, diverse community that is often considered as not much more than a minority within a minority.' – Zareen Roy-Macauley, LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year 2020.

How do I win?

Register

Register your details online and answer four questions set by Clifford Chance.

Must be completed by 31.01.22

Submit by 31.01.22

Your details must be submitted by 31 January 2022.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2022.

Assessment centre

If you successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Clifford Chance.

This stage will include the Watson Glaser test and an assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 29 April 2022, where the award winners will be announced!

Clifford Chance and the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award

We're delighted to be partnering the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award for the fourth year alongside National Student Pride and ATTITUDE. This award celebrates the diverse range of talent, endeavours, and achievements made by LGBT+ students.

If you identify as LGBT+, this is your opportunity to showcase the contributions that you have made in the LGBT+ space and to be a role model for other students who might be struggling with their identity or questioning what they can achieve personally and professionally.

But why would a global law firm partner this award, and why is your sexuality even important? Well, the answer is very simple.

Whether you've considered a career in law or not, providing legal services to our clients relies heavily on our amazingly talented and diverse people. Our clients are made up of a range of businesses, and to find ever better solutions to our clients’ most important challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people from a range of demographics including different gender identities and sexual orientations.

It’s our aim to be the LGBT+ employer of choice in the legal sector, where our culture supports people to be themselves, all day, every day – so this award means everything to us.

Find out more about Clifford Chance here.