University Business Challenge Semi-Finals: NBS does it again! By Dr Graham Manville

For the second year running, NBS has achieved the impressive record of getting through to the semi-finals of the University Business Challenge (UBC). Last year two of our teams reached the semi-finals and this year we have gone one better and now have three semi-final teams!

The competition is sponsored by a number of leading blue chip organisations such as: IBM, Proctor and Gamble, RBS, Jaguar-Land Rover, RSA and Serco.

The UBC is an opportunity for bright students to compete with the best of the best from the UK universities. It is an opportunity not only to compete for the coveted prizes but to network and boost your employability skills. Several of our students from last year managed to use this experience to secure their dream graduate job. This year our students will be competing with teams at semi-finals at London and Bristol on the 4th and 6th March 2015.

Here are three student teams:

UBC Semi Team 1
Team One – Left to right: Tien Hwang Khaw, Ka Chun Lok (Bobby), Hoi Yan Cheung (Amy), Chi Sum Chan (Jacky), Eric Chun Yuen Li
Team 2 - Left to right: Harriet Keogh, Emily Foley, Toyosi Oni, Becca Clark and Jaballah Matar.
Team 2 – Left to right: Harriet Keogh, Emily Foley, Toyosi Oni, Becca Clark and Jaballah Matar.
Team 3: Name left to right: YAU Hiu Ying Maria (Maria), HO Tsz Ching (Natalie), Pak Wang KWOK (Dickie), Kam Wa CHAN  (William), LIM Hao Yin (Lim).
Team 3:
Name left to right: YAU Hiu Ying Maria (Maria), HO Tsz Ching (Natalie), Pak Wang KWOK (Dickie), Kam Wa CHAN (William), LIM Hao Yin (Lim).

Dr Graham Manville, Director of Employability and Associate Director for Learning and Teaching passionately believes in embedding employability within the curriculum and argues that competing for employability prizes does not necessarily have a negative impact on academic performance. He adds that “empirical evidence from previous students that competed in employability related prizes noted a much stronger final year academic performance.”

On behalf of all of the NBS academics, administrators and students we wish our excellent teams the best of luck in the semi-finals in March.

If you are interested in competing in the 2015/16 academic year or would like more information on the UBC competition, please click here.

 

 

 

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s