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

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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

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 Global Investor simulations provide a good practical demonstration of Maths in a real world context."

John Byrne, Maths Teacher, Castlebrae Community High School

“Very stimulating.  Today I have seen students who find it very difficult to concentrate on maths being very stimulated and focussed. I am hoping this will be an impetus which will encourage them more in this field.”

Catherina Gilmurray, Maths Teacher, St. Aidanís High School

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