Two teams of students are representing the University of Leeds in live semi-finals of the national Universities Business Challenge (UBC) competition this week.
UBC UK is an annual simulated business competition open to all UK universities which consists of three rounds. Round 1 took place on-line last autumn, round 2 are a number of semi-finals, and round 3 is the final. During each round, teams act as consultants to make decisions affecting a simulated business and the teams achieving the highest profit at the end of each round progress to the next round of the competition. You can find out more about the competition from our blog post earlier this year.
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Last year the University of Leeds Careers Centre sponsored 3 teams to enter the UK-wide Universities Business Challenge (UBC), and one team of Engineering students made it to the semi-final! We are doing the same again this year, so this is your chance to try to make it even further in the competition. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that a team of Leeds Engineering students we sponsored to take part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge have made it through to the semi-finals!
This is a fantastic achievement – over 300 teams from universities throughout the UK competed in Round 1 of the competition and only the top 2 teams from each group made it through to the semi-finals – so well done and a massive congratulations to “The Engineers”. Whilst making it through to the semi-finals is an achievement in itself, The Engineers did exceptionally well in that they were ranked 6th overall out of the 310 teams which participated in terms of cumulative profit after the 5 trading periods in Round 1.
The Engineers are all 2nd year students studying either Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering here at Leeds.
The semi-finals take place late next February and we will keep you updated about how the Engineers get on.
We sponsored a further two teams to compete in UBC this year and whilst both teams put in strong performances, they both narrowly missed out on semi-finals places, “The Invisible Hands” finishing 3rd in their group and “Team FAMAS” finishing 4th in their group. Nevertheless, the teams say they have learnt a lot and now have an excellent addition to their CVs.
For more information on all 3 teams from Leeds which participated, see our previous blog post.