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students who won UBC trophy with the staff

30 May 2019

SBE master's students presented with the 2019 postgraduate Universities Business Challenge trophy

On 20 May, five students were presented with the Universities Business Challenge Global Masters trophy, having won the competition earlier this year. 

Student teams from the School of Business and Economics have been entering the UBC competition for the past seven years and have a good track record of reaching the semi-finals. This is the first year that a student team has made it to the final. 

One of the Postgraduate teams, consisting of Andreas Antoniou, Louis Zehner, Tolulola Abina, Naomi Sharma and Aidan Clancey, progressed through to the top 8 teams and then won a closely fought Grand Final hosted at Regents University London.

UBC Worldwide is the world’s longest established simulation-based competition designed to develop employability, enterprise & entrepreneurship skills enabling undergraduates and postgraduates to practice and develop key life-changing business start-up and management skills.

Dr Amanda Berry, a university teacher in Enterprise Education, said:

"It’s fantastic to see an undergraduate team in the final for the first time and winning the postgraduate competition is a great demonstration of SBE’s commitment to Enterprise and Employability for students at all levels"

In lieu of a cash prize, a donation will be made in the name of the winning team from Loughborough University to the charity SURF. SURF supports women and children surviving atrocities in Rwanda. 

Congratulations to Andreas, Louis, Tolulola, Naomi and Aidan.