The Employability & Enterprise Skills Experience
  • UBC UK 2020-2021: Congratulations to University of Liverpool for winning a fabulous Grand Final

  • The UBC has helped over 37,000 students with employability and enterprise skills

  • UBC Global Masters 2020-2021:Congratulations to University of Glasgow for winning a competitive Grand Final

  • Entries open in April for UBC UK 2021-22 at Early Bird discount rate

  • “Thank you - the UBC was one of my top experiences at university”

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

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

Educators & Instructors

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills identifies 6 key principles for success in employability skills development. The Universities Business Challenge delivers on all 6 principles, which are:

Shelagh Green, Careers Service Director, Edinburgh University


  1. Based on real workplace practice: with real employer involvement and people outside the learning environment.Yes for UBC.
  2. Experiential: putting principles into practice, learning from mistakes and observation of self and peers. Yes for UBC.
  3. Personal: with active engagement, challenging inappropriate behaviour and supporting self-improvement. Yes for UBC.
  4. Reflective: offering frequent opportunities to observe progress and challenges, and learn from them. Yes for UBC.
  5. A structured and integrated process: personal development planning, advice & guidance, recorded. UBC provides helpline and team progress to university staff and a certificate of participation for each team member.
  6. Strong institutional leadership and resources: ideally through a whole institutional review. UBC works with university employability staff to promote the value of the UBC experiential learning challenge among participating universities