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  • "I have learned, grown and evolved from this wonderful experience"

  • “The UBC UK was one of my top experiences at university”

  • Congratulations to Royal Holloway -

    Winners of UBC UK 2016-17

  • "Because of doing the UBC I was selected for a placement out of 150 candidates"

  • 83% of students agree employability skills improved after participating in the UBC

  • The UBC has helped over 26,000 students with employability and enterprise skills

Student success stories

Students give us feedback after participating in the UBC on how valuable a part the UBC plays in their future employability, either by helping them win places on graduate programmes or placements and internships.

"By participating in the UBC, I was able to present myself and give evidence of the employability skills I had learned.  I could give examples of team-working, analytical skills, influencing skills, commercial awareness, reaching decisions by consensus from participating in the UBC. There were 150 other candidates – and I got the internship at a leading investment bank! Thanks UBC!"

– Maximilian Tay, Imperial College

 

“Would just like to say it was a great opportunity to work in a team and build on personal skills too.  A lot was learned that can be carried forward to a real business environment, from making strategic decisions to working under strict time management. It was also an excellent experience going to the RBS head quarters. Overall I would like to thank everyone in the UBC team for hosting the competition and it was fantastic challenge that my team and I thoroughly enjoyed”.

- Alex Marr, Team Leader, Leeds Metropolitan University

 

“The UBC is an outstanding event that has developed our employability skills. It combined fun with a great competitive challenge which brought out team-work, time management and working under pressure. We had to apply theory in a realistic business situation with tight deadlines. I would thoroughly recommend participating in the UBC to other students"

– Rachel Lyall, University of Liverpool

 

“A truly life-changing experience. Putting all our learned theory into practice was excellent - but the surprise was learning to work in teams and how to make decisions in tough time constraints"

– Joseph Cameron, Bournemouth University

 

“The UBC is very engaging and is much more in-depth than I expected. Everything I have to say about the UBC is positive”

– Mark Thickett, Semi-finalist, Exeter University

 


“It has been a great experience and has allowed me to develop my relationship with my team and understand how to work together and make decisions as a team”

– Tim Simpson, Plymouth University, Grand Finalist 2012-13