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University’s Business School Students qualify for IBM UK University Challenge semi-finals

For the first time the University of Worcester’s Business School (WBS) encouraged undergraduate students to participate in the annual UK University Challenge competition sponsored by IBM.  Last October four WBS’ teams entered the competition and one team qualified for the semi-finals to take place in London on the 9th of March 2020, challenging teams from other universities including Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Westminster, among others.

Our team composed by Louis Wilkinson, Rob O’Shea, Simon Pongor-Juhasz, Jack Lin and Antti Turunen will be contesting in the world’s longest established simulation-based competition.  Established nearly 20 years ago this Challenge is the longest and most recognised global simulation-based competition for university students with the participation of over 30,000 students worldwide.   It is designed to develop entrepreneurial skills and confidence; improve decision-making skills, develop team-working abilities, and increase knowledge in key business areas such as marketing, finance and production. Which are the skills that employers are looking for in university graduates.

Besides the invaluable experience and prestige of progressing through the competition, our students will be awarded a personalised certificate of participation and achievement through each round of the Challenge and will have the possibility to win a cash prize available for the top 3 teams: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500 and 3rd £250.

This event not only attracts the best and brightest quality undergraduates with the support of most universities in the UK; but also provide WBS with a high-profile and inspirational marketing platform to promote our courses, culture and talent. We wish our students the best of luck on the 9th March 2020.

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