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.

Competitive

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

Flexible

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.

Time-pressured

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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“Pupils got to apply their learning to a practical situation with no teacher direction, compelling them to work as a team and take responsibility for the roles they were assigned.”

Eoghan Barr, ICT Teacher, St. Columbís College

“We’ve had some really positive feedback about the Stock Market Challenge from our Year 11 students. A lot of them said it was the best day of their school career!”

Max Morton, Head of Enterprise, Writhlington School

"Dealing Room allows pupils to apply their understanding of mathematics to a real life situation in such a creative and refreshing way. I have written this into the scheme of work for all our KS4 classes. It's FAB!"

Lindsay Porter, Head of Maths, Moorside High School, Salford

"The Finance Lab event 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

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