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 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.
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
"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 used Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense! The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic. It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.
Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School
"A fantastic resource developing skills such as decision making, teamwork and problem solving. The pupils love it."
Paul Bulik, Business Studies, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh
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