The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.
LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance is delighted to be partnering the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award for the third 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. Clifford Chance's clients are made up of a range of businesses, and to find ever better solutions to our clients’ most important challenges, they must build the best team, made up of people from a range of demographics including different gender identities and sexual orientations.
It’s Clifford Chance's aim to be the LGBT+ employer of choice in the legal sector, where their culture supports people to be themselves, all day, every day – so this award means everything to them.
'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 2018.
'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 2019.
To enter, you must have registered and submitted your entry by the 1st of February 2021. You can apply here.