Competitions

Investment Challenges

The Investment Challenges are run as online or university-hosted competitions using the Finance Lab simulation.

Investment Challenges

Each participating school and college is provided with a free site licence of the three Global Investor simulation games, Finance Lab, and Dealing Room.

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.

Stock Market Challenges

The inter-school competitions use the Trading Floor simulation and involve 20 to 30 schools in each UK region.

Stock Market Challenges

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.

Compete against other schools and colleges...

... and get free use of the simulations for all your students.

"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

"Dealing Room gave my students an opportunity to apply their Maths skills in a practical situation and to see the importance of team work."

Kate Pettifer, Economics Teacher, Merchiston Castle 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

"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."

Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall