Your team of 5 Year 10 or 11 students will be competing against other schools during a session of simulated trading on the financial markets, making decisions under pressure, taking calculated risks and experiencing the excitement of the trading floor.
This enjoyable and rewarding challenge will give your students an insight into career opportunities within the financial services sector and help them develop important skills such as communication, problem-solving and working with others.
All participating schools will be given 1 year's free use of the three Global Investor simulations - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor – to potentially extend particpation in the project to all students in-school.
The resource licence has been sponsored by the Department of Education and Invest NI.
The resource has applications for 14-18-year-olds in Applied Maths, STEM, Business Studies and Economics so schools will find it to be a valuable asset across the curriculum.
Applied & Financial Maths, STEM Enrichment, Business Studies, Economics, Key Skills, Financial Capability, Enterprise, and Learning for Life and Work.
There are important project briefings taking place in December on Tuesday 1st (North West - St. Mary's College), Wednesday 2nd (Belfast - Grosvenor Grammar) and Thursday 3rd (South - Abbey Grammar) which all participating teachers should attend.
The briefings will highlight key aspects of the project, including the new KS3 Maths Resource and the Queen’s University-supported online competition. It will also demonstrate the many ways in which the simulations and the event directly supports learning.
If your school is taking part in one of the inter-schools Stock Market Challenge events, you can access the preparation materials using the password sent to you when you registered.
North West Event Schools
Christian Brothers Grammar
Collegiate Grammar School
Oakgrove Integrated College
Sacred Heart College
Sperrin Integrated College
St. Brigid's College
St. Columb's College
St. Joseph's Boys' School
St. Mary's College
St. Mary's Limavady
St. Patrick's & St. Brigid's College
St. Patrick's College, Maghera
St. Paul's College, Kilrea
Belfast Event Schools
Antrim Grammar School
Ballyclare Secondary School
Belfast Model School for Girls
Belfast Boys' Model School
Christian Brothers' School
Cookstown High School
Grosvenor Grammar School
Our Lady & St Patrick's College
Rathmore Grammar School
Saintfield High School
St. Colm's High School
St. Malachy's High School
The Wallace High School
South Event Schools
Abbey Grammar School
Banbridge High School
City of Armagh High School
Kilkeel High School
Lismore Comprehensive School
Lisnagarvey High School
New Bridge Integrated College
Newry High School
Our Lady's Grammar School
Rathfriland High School
Sacred Heart Grammar School
St. Catherine's College
St. Colman's College
St. Joseph's Boys' High School
St. Louis Grammar School
St. Mark's High School
St. Patrick's Academy
St. Patrick's High School
St. Paul's High School
The Royal School Armagh
Win £250 and a workshop in Queen’s University’s Trading Room
The school that achieves the highest team score from Dealing Room games run in school between 4 January and 19 February 2016 will win £250 and a visit to Queen’s University’s Management School for a workshop in their new Trading Room facility.
We'd like to thank Quilter Cheviot for sponsoring this fantastic prize.
For further information visit www.qub.ac.uk and go to the Management School’s Trading Room page.
Year 10 or 11 students who want to meet with employers and educators and to experience first-hand the knowledge and skills required both in the workplace and for business and finance-related courses at university.
To register your school contact us on 01225 484 721 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
“Dealing Room gave me a great insight into how markets operate and allowed me to put some of the theory from my coursework into practice.”
Dean Varley, Economics & Finance BSc, Northern Ireland
"Dealing Room gave my students an opportunity to apply their Maths skills in a practical situation and to see the importance of team work."
Kate Pettifer, Economics Teacher, Merchiston Castle 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