Nathaniel Hawley

Nat’s work as a neurodiversity champion and advocate for people with learning differences, such as autism, has led to him being nominated for a Pride of Britain Award and recognised by HRH, The Prince of Wales.

Helped and inspired by the support he received while at BU, Nat became a social-entrepreneur, workforce development trainer and neurodiversity media expert - working with media outlets including the BBC and Universal Music.

Through his role as Head of Community at a social enterprise, he has established partnerships across broadcast, law, education and the third sector to offer neurodivergent young people greater opportunities. He is also trustee for two charities, founder of a global youth project and recently a partner at Forbes Ignite.


Name: Nathaniel Hawley
Age: 28
Job role: Head of Community / Founder / Partner
Organisation: Exceptional Individuals / Divergent Thinking / Forbes Ignite
Course studied: BA (Hons) Television Production
Graduated: 2014

What their colleagues say

"Nat is an amazingly inspirational person. When he came to talk to us about neurodiversity, everyone who attended said it was the best event we had ever held. It was interesting, educational, interactive and fun. We learned so much and it prompted so much discussion around the organisation as a result. Nat gives so much of himself to everything he does that he moves everyone he comes into contact with, both in terms of raising awareness of neurodiversity but also sharing his own personal inspirational story.”

- Julie Cooke, Head of Responsible Investment, HG Capital