Shine Conference 2023

In celebration of Black History Month in October, we are hosting our first Shine Conference: Employability event for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students on Wednesday 18 October 4pm-7pm on our Cambridge campus.  We believe there are three clear reasons why you should come:

⭐Hear from inspiring and diverse professionals - check out their profiles below!

💪🏾Skills workshops to develop the tools and confidence you need to feel career ready

🤝🏾Network with those who care passionately about diversity and inclusion and offer diverse work and extra-curricular opportunities


Meet our speakers!


Kris Baya, Managing Director, Prolific

"Experienced Head Of Music & Brand Partnerships with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Event Management, Sponsorships and Management. Strong business development professional graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with First Class Honours, blah, blah, blah....The truth is that I LOVE music & talking to people about great ideas; business is easy after that ;)"


Zoe Garshong, Founder & Director, Ms Independent Global

"I graduated from university with an excellent grade in Bsc Economics (a very male-dominated degree), with great work experience and connections. But I still found myself earning less money, and staying in junior roles in comparison to my male counterparts. I soon realised I lacked the skillset and confidence to talk about my achievements and abilities to employers, and I also felt extremely uncomfortable talking about money. I had a fear of taking risks which was holding me back. After studying the gender pay gap, I realised that a lot of women face the same issues. I never wanted another girl to go through what I went through, especially the ones who don't have the opportunities that I had. And so Ms Independent was born." 


Ayesha T. Client and Careers Community Manager @ DIVERSE.

“👋🏾 Hey, I'm Ayesha, the Client and Careers Community Manager @ DIVERSE. With a background in recruitment & deep passion for building diverse and equitable workspaces, I love connecting talented individuals with exciting opportunities. 👩🏾‍💻 I help Gen Z candidates find the perfect role.”


And if all this wasn't enough, there will be an opportunity for you to meet organisations who are promoting diverse work and extra-curricular opportunities to apply to!

The conference will be at our Cambridge campus. FREE return transport is available from Chelmsford and Peterborough. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so book your place now !