National Student Pride to kick off on April 19

Graham Robson April 13, 2021

From April 19-25, National Student Pride will be serving a roster of online events – topical panel discussions, queer game shows and an LGBTQ+ careers fair – for LGBTQ+ students.

Speakers & guests already confirmed for the digital festival, include: Stephen Fry, Munroe Bergdorf, Lorraine Kelly, Nick Grimshaw & Aimee Phillips, Lawrence Chaney, Tia Kofi, Suzi Ruffell and Charlie Craggs.

National Student Pride is debuting a totally digital format for 2021, tackling four main themes: Mental Health with a focus on loneliness and isolation, in association with Attitude magazine on Monday, April 19; Women on Tuesday, April 20; Trans+ Education on Wednesday, April 21; Black Lives Matter on Thursday, April 22.

This Evening with Nick Grimshaw and Aimee Phillips

Hosted by broadcaster Nick Grimshaw and his best friend, creative director, DJ and stylist Aimee Phillips – on Wednesday, April 21 at 8pm, National Student Pride will be solving your problems, helping you cook, juszing up your fashion and serving exquisite art.

Joining the line-up are Davina McCall, Celebrity Masterchef winner Riyadh Khalaf, fashion designer and entrepreneur Henry Holland, artist Nathan Wyburn, and legend of screen and stage Joanna Lumley OBE.

Mental Health Panel Discussion with Attitude Magazine

In association with Attitude magazine, and hosted by its editor Cliff Joannou, National Student Pride remains committed to staying at the forefront of national conversation by tackling one of the hardest of them all – mental health. In a year that has taken its toll on mental wellbeing, with the rise of loneliness and isolation disproportionately affecting young LGBTQ+ people, this high-profile panel on Monday, April 19 at 7pm will delve into experiences, knowledge and research about mental health in the post-pandemic world.

Joining the line-up are pop sensation YUNGBLUD, LBC presenter and author Natasha Devon, YouTuber Dan Howell, and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Lawrence Chaney.

Cheers, Queers! with Lorraine Kelly, Lawrence Chaney, Tia Kofi, Charlie Craggs & Suzi Ruffell

In these final days of lockdown, National Student Pride will bring you the boss level of online quizzes. Come and join Lorraine Kelly on Sunday, April 25 at 7pm as she hosts an irreverent celebration of British pop culture.

Lorraine Kelly will be joined by team captains Lawrence Chaney, the recently crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, and Tia Kofi, fellow Drag Race UK castmate and the breakout comedy star of the season. Joining Team Lawrence and Team Tia will be comedian, actress and writer Suzi Ruffell, and author and activist Charlie Craggs – with more contestants to be announced. This is one game show you won’t want to miss!

In conversation with Paris Lees

Ahead of the launch of her debut novel, What It Feels Like For A Girl, Paris Lees sits down at National Student Pride on Monday, April 19 for a conversation about the writing process, mental health, and her career as a journalist, presenter, and Vogue columnist.

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