How the simulations work

Our three simulations - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor - transform trading on the financial markets into accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experiences and effective tools for teachers and trainers.

Competitive

Players compete against the market and against the other teams in the room, which creates an exciting and enjoyable group activity.

Flexible

Having use of three simulations makes the resource adaptable for different age groups and learning environments: Global Investor, for higher ability 14-19 students and undergraduates; Dealing Room, for Maths and Business-related GCSEs; and Trading Floor, for team-building and enterprise activities.

Time-pressured

Playing against the clock makes the learning experience effective and rewarding and enhances the development of skills such as team-working and communication.

Immersive and interactive

The combined effect of players' actions in the game and their responses in the classroom environment creates a truly immersive learning experience.

Easy to set up, easy to use.

No disks

The three simulations are delivered and stored online and all the game data is permanently and securely held on the server.

No downloads

The simulations can be accessed via any web browser, from within a networked system or from stand-alone PCs or laptops.

No limits

Set up and store an unlimited library of games. The number of teams playing is only limited by the available bandwidth.

Finance Lab

Finance Lab transforms trading on the financial markets into an accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experience. 

It enables students to apply...

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Dealing Room

Delivers the two elements of financial markets trading - researching and investing - in one simulated game environment.

Students, working in teams, invest in 9...

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Trading Floor

Designed for university schools outreach programmes, and for in-school enrichment activities and enterprise days. 

Working in teams, students experience the...

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“We use Dealing Room and Finance Lab 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 the simulations make 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

Finance Lab is an excellent exposition of the practical realities of equity market trading.  Specifically it is useful in explaning the information asymmetries around how prices are formed in the equity markets as well as showing how important news items can 'move the market’.

Dr Barry Quinn, Lecturer in Finance & Programme Director MSc Computational Finance and Trading, Queen's University Belfast

"The Finance Lab event has been a brilliant success for all our students. One of our main objectives is to foster links with professional bodies and industry and this is a great way of bringing these elements together."  

Dr. Lisa Bradley, Head of Department of International Business, University of Ulster

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