This is the second year that we have worked with Business and Engineering students on the University Business Challenge, and two teams competed in the semi-finals, which took place in late-February; last year we had one team out of two who made it to the semi-finals.
The Universities Business Challenge is the UK's longest established and most recognised simulation-based competitive challenge for undergraduates. The UBC offers undergraduates within universities a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge of the business world, put theory into practice and develop their team-working, leadership and employability skills by participating in a team-based competitive challenge.
Linsey Cole, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute notes on our participation in the competition,
“We support students to take part as it’s a great way for them to develop their enterprise skills and put them into practice. We work with students in Business and Engineering so students get a chance to work with others that they might not have met previously and to think about the skills that students studying different subjects can bring to the team. The students complete an online business simulation each week and the team’s that make the most profit progress to the semi-finals. They learn more about working in multi-disciplinary teams, problem-solving and creative thinking.”
Here is last year’s team who reached the semi-finals in 2017!
Susie Wolstenholme has been working closely with all of the students and notes the efforts at which the students have put in with this extracurricular activity,
“The University Business Challenge provides our students with an excellent opportunity to put the skills they have learnt on their degrees into practice in a competitive environment
I was amazed how quickly our participates from across the Schools of Business and Engineering formed teams with students they had never met, worked hard each week to meet deadlines set, and how much they learnt from the experience overall. I therefore hope the number of teams we are able to enter will grow year on year”