The Employability Skills Experience simulation event
  • Congratulations to the University of Limpopo - winners UBC South Africa 2017 Grand Final

  • Congratulations to the 80 teams who have won through to UBC UK 2017-18 Round 2 Semi-finals

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

  • Congratulations to Royal Holloway University of London - winners UBC UK 2016-17

  • The UBC has helped over 29,500 students with employability and enterprise skills

  • "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

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