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