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 licence of the full Stock Market Challenge resource, which includes 3 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.
"The competition final at the Cardiff School of Managament gave my students an invaluable insight into a university environment and it showed them how a university differs from a school."
Sarah Rea, Business Studies Teacher, Brynmawr Foundation School
"There was such a buzz at the Stock Market Challenge. If a team was looking for something that is fun to do and related to financial services then this is a really good opportunity. I would encourage people to do it."
Kathryn McGown, Human Resources Consultant, Standard Life
“We use Stock Market Challenge in our first year BA Accounting & Finance course to help develop students' academic and employability skills, in particular communication, teamwork and numeracy. Student feedback has demonstrated that it makes an invaluable contribution to their self-development.”
Helen Hall, Programme Tutor, Accounting & Finance, University of Hertfordshire
“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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