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 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.

“Trading Floor doesn't just teach young people about the world of finance – it’s much, much wider than that.  It encourages teamwork, communication and decision-making ability – skills which will be vitally important to them when they enter the world of work."

James Fox, Deputy Head, Writhlington School

"From entry level through to Masters programmes, Finance Lab gives students an understanding of the financial markets and creates an opportunity for them to test their skills and see how they work under pressure. It gives a reality which develops all sorts of entrepreneurial skills."

Lesley Hyder, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Business School

“My pupils learned how to put their skills to use in a competitive and practical setting.  Individuals within teams can put their personal attributes to use for the common good of the team”

David Moody, Maths Teacher, Rockport School

“Pupils got to apply their learning to a practical situation with no teacher direction, compelling them to work as a team and take responsibility for the roles they were assigned.”

Eoghan Barr, ICT Teacher, St. Columbís College

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