The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.
Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the three Global Investor simulation games: Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor.
The competitions' key objectives are to enable students to apply their learning in Applied Maths and Business, and to develop business awareness, transferable and employability skills and enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.
The day events are sponsored and supported by a number of universities, EBPs and businesses.
Thousands of Year 9 to Year 12 students from hundreds of UK schools and colleges have taken part since the competition began in 2003.
... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.
“Dealing Room gave me a great insight into how markets operate and allowed me to put some of the theory from my coursework into practice.”
Dean Varley, Economics & Finance BSc, Northern Ireland
The Global Investor simulations are superb. The program works for all ages at secondary and all ability levels and the pupils are completely engrossed in the experience. It teaches all pupils about the way the world of finance works in a fun and easily accessible way.
David Davidson, Maths Teacher, Kircudbright Academy
“Dealing Room is beneficial as an enrichment activity as pupils would have no access to something like this otherwise. We will integrate this in to classroom use, mainly in the data-handling component of the GCSE course (graphs, averages, etc.).”
Dominic McNabb, Maths Teacher, Glengormley High School
“Our Year 12 students loved the Enterprise Network competition. It created a real buzz amongst the competitive ones.”
Gareth Williams, Head of Economics & Business Studies, The Leventhorpe School
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