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Queen's and Ulster Universities

Queen's and Ulster Universities

“The Stock Market Challenge project has been a brilliant success for all our students. One of our main objectives is to foster links with professional bodies and industry and this is a great way of bringing these elements together.” Dr. Lisa Bradley, Head of Department of International Business, University of Ulster

The Global Investor simulations offer a unique means of engaging with undergraduates interested in a career in the financial services sector. 

Students gain a real insight into business and financial services in an informal environment that allows them to demonstrate their qualities and skills.

Students from the following universities and courses have attended the events which have been running in Northern Ireland since 2009-10:

Queen’s University:Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business Economics, Economics, Finance, Maths & Finance, and Computer Science.

University of Ulster Business School: Banking & Finance, Business with Computing, Accounting, Finance & Investment Analyst, Financial Engineering, and Computing with Business

The Finance Lab simulation provides a sophisticated and challenging experience for undergraduates.  Feedback from academics at the Department for International Business at Magee, and at Queen’s University’s Management School, indicate that the simulation-based activity is closer to the work they do in their finance-related courses.

The opportunity helps further links with Northern Ireland's IT sector, in particular the capital markets support software sector.  The project sponsors provide a career development opportunity for the winners of the university events e.g. a short work placement or study tour of the company.

Testimonial videos:

John Breen, Employability Officer
Bannerman High School

Margaret Houston, Team Leader
Skills Development Scotland

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"We have found Global Investor to be an excellent resource. Our Year 10 Enterprise Day link-up with the GCSE English ‘Speaking and Listening’ assessment makes for a enthralling and rigorous day for the boys."

Peter Sunley, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall

“It highlights the use of information to make decisions, how information is based on raw numbers, and the ability to use this in making decisions which have a consequence (i.e. losing/making money).”

Ursula O’Hagan, Business Studies Teacher, St. Rose’s Dominican College

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Trading Floor experience but my highlight would have been the fierce competition between the rival teams and the tense atmosphere in the room. I enjoyed the fast pace we worked at.”

Aoibheann Harkin, Pupil, Thornhill College

We used Trading Floor for an enterprise day which involved all years on a carousel basis. The students absolutely loved it - the competition between groups was immense!  The high quality resources gives the game a professional look and makes the students think it is far more realistic.  It gives students a valuable application of Maths in the real world.

Simon Hetherington, Head of Mathematics, Al Yasmina School

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