University Business Challenge – BU into the Grand Final

Posted on Thursday, March 20 2014

Congratulations to Business School students Ross Warrington (BA Accounting and Taxation, Level H), Tom Flanagan (BA Marketing, Level C) and Daniella Conway (BA Economics, Level C) for their victory at the IBM University Business Challenge (UBC) semi-final, hosted by Serco and The Defence Academy in Swindon on Tuesday 18 March.

The team will now take part in the Grand Final, at IBM in London on Friday 21 March.

This year, 312 teams representing 60 universities and 70 faculties entered the UBC competition. The Business School sponsored 6 teams with a total of 27 students. Two of these teams qualified for the semi-finals and one team is through to the Grand Final.

The BA Business Studies team  Clarissa Barber (Level H), Jamie Seager (Level I) and Alice Barnes (Level I) were the other team to make it through to the semifinals, and after competing again 19 other teams, finished in 8th place, a fantastic achievement.

Deborah Taylor, the Business School Placement Co-ordinator, and Milena Bobeva  as the IBM UBC co-ordinator, accompanied the teams at both semi-finals. Milena said after the competition; “We were incredibly proud with the professionalism of our teams in the face of the challenges they were presented with on the day, and the outstanding feedback we have received from both organisers and business sponsors about our semi-finalists, placement students and graduates.”

You can follow the competition at both the UBC Worldwide Facebook page, the UBC News page or by following @milenabobeva on Twitter.