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

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

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

  • Entries are now open for UBC UK 2017-18 - see How to Enter

  • "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

  • Congratulations to Royal Holloway -

    Winners of UBC UK 2016-17

UK Timetable

UBC UK 2017-18 Timetable:

The UBC United Kingdom is run over three rounds. Round 1 is run on-line via the UBC simulation portal designed by Learning Dynamics. Team teams uploading their decisions each week for six weeks and results are published as per the timetable below. Approximately the top 30% of teams from this round go through to the Round 2 Semi-Finals run live over one day at regional locations. The top 10 teams from the Round 2 Semi-Finals go through to the Round 3 Grand Final – hosted by the UBC lead employer partner IBM at a London venue.

Key dates:

Entries open: 18 April 2017

Entries close: 27 October 2017

Confirmation of entries:

All entries will be confirmed progressively up to the closing date. Late Entries confirmed by: 30 October 2017

 

Round 1 - On-line: October to December 2017

On-line Simulation - for all devices:

Logins & Resources:

Educators, Team Leaders and Members, including nominated team Mentors, will have access to the UBC simulation platform used in Round 1 via logins which will be provided to all 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 your Team Leaders:

When you know your Team Leaders, you can 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 when you have submitted their details.

If you want your teams to participate in the optional Trial Trading Period (TTP), you should upload yojur Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 24 October 2017 (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 mmebers have access to the simulation platform.

Round 1: Timetable


Trial Trading Period (TTP): 24 - 31 October 2017

The UBC UK starts with a Trial Trading Period and this opens on 24 October and decisions can be uploaded from this time until 31 October 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.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 UBC, so teams who enter late can start a week later with Trading Period 1.

If you want your teams to participate in the TTP, we will require your Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 24 October 2017.

Results for TTP: 2 November 2017


Trading Period One: 2 November - 7 November 2017

Decisions can be uploaded from 2 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 7 November 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.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 2 November 2017 at the latest after which entries will be closed.

Results TP1: 9 November 2017


Trading Period Two:  9 November - 14 November 2017

Decisions can be uploaded from 9 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.)  to 14 November 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.m.)

Results TP2: 16 November 2017


Trading Period Three: 16 November - 21 November 2017

Decisions can be uploaded from 16 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.)  to 21 November 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.m.)

Results TP3: 23 November 2017


Trading Period Four: 23 November - 28 November 2017

Decisions can be uploaded from 23 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 28 November 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.m.)

Results TP4: 30 November 2017


Trading Period Five:  30 November - 5 December 2017

Decisions can be uploaded from 30 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.)  to 5 December 2017 (decision form closes at 9 a.m.)

Results TP5: 7 December 2017

 

Round 2 Semi-Finalists announced: 8 December 2017


Round 2 – Semi-Finals: Early March 2018

The top teams from Round 1 go through to the Round 2 Semi-Finals - run live over one day at regional locations. These are scheduled to commence early March 2018 and will be confirmed during Round 1 of the Challenge. The number of teams that go through to the Round 2 Semi-Finals varies from year-to-year and is dependent upon sponsorship support. Over the past two years, approximately 30% of all teams have gone through and competed in the Round 2 Semi-Finals at regional locations in the UK. The Semi-Final dates and venues will be confirmed during Round 1.


Round 3 – Grand Final: Late March 2018

The Round 3 Grand Final is run live over one day. This is scheduled for late March 2018 and will be hosted by the UBC Lead Employer Partner IBM at a London venue. The top 10 teams from the Round 2 Semi-Finals compete to be Winners of UBC Worldwide United Kingdom and put their university’s name on the trophy. The Grand Final date and venue will be confirmed during Round 1.

Previous winning universities:

Royal Holloway University of London, University of Sheffield, Bristol University (twice), Essex University, Durham University, Anglia Ruskin University (twice), Bournemouth University, Aston University, University of Manchester, Imperial College London (twice), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge University, University of Wales Swansea, Farnborough College of Technology and Sussex University.

Grand-Finalists have included teams from:

Westminster, Exeter, Lancaster University Management School, Plymouth, Portsmouth, York, Nottingham, Cambridge, Bristol, Canterbury Christ Church, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Regents University London, Sheffield-Hallam, St Andrews, Royal Holloway, Brunel, Warwick, Imperial, Sheffield, Oxford, UCL, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle, Queen Mary London, Queens Belfast, Reading, Southampton, Loughborough, Anglia Ruskin, Nottingham Trent, Aberystwyth, Trinity All Saints, Bournemouth, Oxford Brookes, Essex, Birmingham, Abertay Dundee, Robert Gordon, Bell College, University of Central Lancashire, Royal Holloway, City University, De Montfort, Leicester, Hertfordshire.

 

Please note our Terms & Conditions which can be viewed on this website. The Universities Business Challenge / Campus2Corporate reserve the right to change this timetable.