National Student Pride moves to London for 2014

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After five years in Brighton, it’s been announced Student Pride 2014 will take place in London on the weekend of 21-23 February.

Organisers say the move will make the event more accessible and lowers running costs.

Tom Guy, president of Student Pride, said: “The last two events have been held in the iconic council-owned Brighton Dome. The move to The Brighton Dome went hand in hand with more students, more corporate companies backing the event and a higher calibre of celebrities and speakers. However, with the cost of remaining in Brighton now having become unsustainable due to a number of factors, we have made the decision to move the event to London in 2014.

Mr Guy added: “National Student Pride has formed a new partnership and is now in association with University of London Union (ULU) alongside the established relationship with the NUS LGBT campaign.

“Working with ULU we will put together a new committee of London students to take on the batten and plan the inaugural London National Student Pride.

“More than anything, our move to London is a sign of our growth and a tribute to all the students, sponsors, supporters and friends who have helped us develop from a one-off event to an essential part of the UK’s LGBT calendar.”

Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, Dragon’s Den and BBC Radio 4 presenter Evan Davies, Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain and former England Rugby Union player Ben Cohen took part in this year’s event.