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Students impress at business challenge contest

FLUX 500 Tuesday 19 January 2016

Six Business Management students were given the opportunity to gain valuable experience and impress future employers at the largest student business challenge contest in the UK.

The Hope competitors were pitted against students from 12 other universities in Lancaster University Management School’s FLUX 500 competition.

Each team was tasked with solving a business scenario and presenting their proposal to a panel of judges, which included sponsors from BAE Systems, IBM, Deloitte, Milkround and local SMEs.

Third-year student Matt Grogan described the experience as an “invaluable” learning tool.  

He said: “While we were disappointed not to win the competition, we enjoyed taking part and learned so much.

“It gave us a taste of what it can be like to work as a team in a real business and what can be expected of us in the future.

“The experience will prove invaluable, both in finding a graduate level role, but also in the workplace itself.”

Liverpool Hope University’s Enterprise Champion and Marketing Lecturer Ian McKenna added: “Our students worked really well together and more than held their own against teams from 11 UK Universities.

“Mentors and judges expressed their appreciation for the way Hope’s team performed, and the professional manner in which all of the conversations and interactions were conducted.”

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