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

  • Congratulations to Royal Holloway -

    Winners of UBC UK 2016-17

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

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

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

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

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

Why do it?

Why are your employability skills so important?

When recruiting graduates, graduate recruiters are looking for employability skills first and foremost (81% said this was most important) and only then degree subject (70% said this was second most important).

The Universities Business Challenge event is designed to help you develop, assess and record your employability skills.

So when your university registers teams and invites you to be a team member in the UBC, it is because they know that participation will help you develop the employability skills graduate employers are looking for.

The Universities Business Challenge (UBC) is the leading must-do business competition in the UK that attracts the best and brightest undergraduates because it has the support of over 68 universities and 75 faculties, including the Russell Group universities.

The UBC is specifically designed to introduce graduates to top employers and to develop employability skills in top graduates such as:

  • Analytical skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Influencing skills
  • Leadership
  • Planning and organising
  • Time-management
  • Team-working
  • A results-driven approach
  • Financial awareness
  • Innovation in problem-solving
  • Managing the customer relationship