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.
“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”
Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College
"Used across a range of subjects and qualifications and in employability skills development, Global Investor is an invaluable asset for the college. It delivers focused, experiential learning in a stimulating way."
Robert Walford, Curriculum Manager, Deeside College
“Dealing Room helps with both classroom teaching and enrichment. It’s an excellent resource for using Maths across subjects and enhances numeracy in any subject.”
Michelle McCoy, Business Studies Teacher, St. Joseph’s Grammar
“Dealing Room gave students an opportunity to develop their teamwork, problem solving, decision-making and numeracy skills. Well done to all Year 11 students for an excellent Big Learning Day.”
Lynn Gibson, Head of Business Studies, Ferryhill BEC, Durham
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