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UK Timetable - Postgraduates

UBC UK 2018-19 Timetable: Postgraduate Competition

2-round format – Round 1& 2:

The UBC Global Masters is run over two rounds. Round 1 is run on-line via the UBC simulation portal The Simulation Space developed by Learning Dynamics. Teams input their decisions each week for six weeks and results are published as per the timetable below. The top teams will go through to the Round 2 Grand Final – hosted by the UBC lead employer partner at a London venue.


Key dates:

Entries open: 14 May 2018 
Entries close: 26 October 2018 

Confirmation of entries:

All entries will be confirmed by email progressively up to the closing date.


Round 1 - On-line:

October to December 2018 
Logins & Resources:

Educators, Team Leaders and Members and nominated team Mentors, will have access to the UBC simulation platform used in Round 1 via logins which will be sent to participants. All resources are made available on-line and can be downloaded from the simulation platform – which is viewable on all devices - once teams and university support staff have been sent their login details. The Team Brief and Guide contains all the information necessary to take part in the UBC UK. These resources are in electronic format which can be viewed on-screen.

Upload Team Leader details:

When Educators know their Team Leaders, they should upload their name/s and email address/es by logging into the UBC platform and selecting Manage Teams. 
The UBC simulation platform will automatically email Team Leaders their logins once their details have been submitted.

If you want your teams to participate in the optional Trial Trading Period (TTP), you should upload your Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 29 October 2018 (please see detailed timetable below).

When Team Leaders have their logins, they input their Team Member details. The simulation platform emails Team Members their logins, so all team members have access to the simulation platform.


Round 1: Timetable 

Trial Trading Period (TTP): 29 October – 8 November 2018
The UBC Global Masters Round 1 starts with an optional Trial Trading Period which opens on 29 October and decisions can be uploaded from this time until 8 November 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.). Please note that Trial Trading Period (TTP) results do not count towards the final result. Results only count towards the final result from Trading Period 1 onwards. The TTP is a practice round for teams to get used to the briefing resources and decisions.

While we encourage teams to complete the TTP, it is not essential in order to compete in Round 1 of the Global MAsters, so teams who enter late can start a week later with Trading Period 1. 

If you want your teams to participate in the TTP, you should upload your Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 29 October 2018.

Results for TTP: 9 November 2018 

Trading Period One: 9 to 15 November 2018
Decisions can be uploaded from 9 November (decision form opens at 12 p.m.) to 15 November 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.) 

Please note that this is the first Trading Period where decisions count towards the final result. We would therefore require your Team Leader details by 8 November 2018 so your teams can access the resources and participate in TP1.

Results TP1: 16 November 2018 

Trading Period Two: 16 November to 22 November 2018
Decisions can be uploaded from 16 November (decision form opens at 12 p.m.) to 22 November 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.) 

Results TP2: 23 November 2018

Trading Period Three: 23 November to 29 November 2018
Decisions can be uploaded from 23 November (decision form opens at 12 p.m.) to 29 November 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.) 

Results TP3: 30 November 2018

Trading Period Four: 30 November to 6 December 2018
Decisions can be uploaded from 30 November (decision form opens at 12 p.m.) to 6 December 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.) 

Results TP4: 7 December 2018

Trading Period Five: 7 December to 13 December 2018
Decisions can be uploaded from 7 December (decision form opens at 12 p.m.) to 13 December 2018 (decision form closes at 2 p.m.) 

Results TP5: 14 December 2018 
Round 2 Grand-Finalists announced: 14 December 2018


Round 2 – Grand Final:
Late March 2019

The Round 2 Grand Final is run live over one day. This is scheduled for late March 2019 and will be hosted by the UBC Global Masters lead Corporate Partner at a London venue. The top teams from the Round 1 compete to be winners of UBC Global Masters and put their university’s name on the trophy. The Grand Final date and venue will be confirmed during Round 1.