Are you the LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year?
We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year. You will be creative and motivated, commercially aware and a natural people-person.
A place on Clifford Chance's SPARK scheme and, upon completion of the programme, a trip to its Hong Kong office, where you will work shadow and attend Clifford Chance's annual Pride Art exhibition, run by Arcus, the firm's LGBT+ network. You will also have lunch with a senior Arcus partner.
We are delighted to introduce the 2019 finalists for this award. The winner will be announced at the Grand Final on 26 April 2019.
Cassandra Grützner | University of Stirling | Philosophy and Psychology
Domingo Morgan-Luco | University of Oxford | Geography
Joseph Luke | University of St Andrews | Mathematics
Sara Borasio | University of Cambridge | Human, Social and Political Sciences
Shayna Mardenborough | Lancaster University | Law
Thomas Moran | Lancaster University | Management and Information Technology
To enter you must:
- be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
- be a self-defining LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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
How do I win?
Submit by 30.01.19
Clifford Chance and the LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year Award
We're delighted to be sponsoring the LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year Award alongside National Student Pride. This is a brand new award for 2019, celebrating the diverse range of talent, endeavours, and achievements made by LGBTQ+ students.
If you identify as LGBTQ+, this is your opportunity to showcase the contributions that you have made in the LGBTQ+ 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 sponsor 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 mix of backgrounds and identities.
It’s our aim to be the LGBTQ+ 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 and our opportunities here.