How the simulations work

Our three simulations - Finance Lab, Dealing Room and Trading Floor - transform trading on the financial markets into accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experiences and effective tools for teachers and trainers.


Players compete against the market and against the other teams in the room, which creates an exciting and enjoyable group activity.


Having use of three simulations makes the resource adaptable for different age groups and learning environments: Global Investor, for higher ability 14-19 students and undergraduates; Dealing Room, for Maths and Business-related GCSEs; and Trading Floor, for team-building and enterprise activities.


Playing against the clock makes the learning experience effective and rewarding and enhances the development of skills such as team-working and communication.

Immersive and interactive

The combined effect of players' actions in the game and their responses in the classroom environment creates a truly immersive learning experience.

Easy to set up, easy to use.

No disks

The three simulations are delivered and stored online and all the game data is permanently and securely held on the server.

No downloads

The simulations can be accessed via any web browser, from within a networked system or from stand-alone PCs or laptops.

No limits

Set up and store an unlimited library of games. The number of teams playing is only limited by the available bandwidth.

Finance Lab

Finance Lab transforms trading on the financial markets into an accessible and enjoyable collaborative learning experience. 

It enables students to apply...

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Dealing Room

Delivers the two elements of financial markets trading - researching and investing - in one simulated game environment.

Students, working in teams, invest in 9...

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Trading Floor

Designed for university schools outreach programmes, and for in-school enrichment activities and enterprise days. 

Working in teams, students experience the...

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"First Campus aims to raise educational standards and make sure all activities fully complement the curriculum, enrich studies, encourage participation and are enjoyable.  Stock Market Challenge always ticks every box."

Annie Davies, First Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University

“The hall was a hive of activity as students watched the screens with nervous anticipation. Cries of joy and pain could be heard throughout the college as share prices rose and fell. This was a fantastic challenge.”

Ralph Plummer, Assistant Head, Business & Enterprise, St. Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon

"We have just used the Trading Floor simulation for our Enterprise Day. It was amazing. The pupils loved it."

Steve Little, Head of Business Studies, Cockburn College of Arts, Leeds

“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

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