“Engaging and motivating our aspiring students”


University of Manchester

Investment Challenge Day, AMBS Marketing & Recruitment

180 students from 26 schools and colleges took part in a two-day interactive Investment Challenge at Alliance Manchester Business School to develop their skills in finance and improve their business awareness.

The event demonstrates the potential of the event to engage and motivate students, to build their aspirations and deliver a positive message about higher education.

The Year 12 students competed using the Finance Lab simulation. The event transforms investing into an enjoyable collaborative learning experience, which enables students to use their knowledge of Economics and Business and apply their team working and problem-solving skills.

The Investment Challenge also gives students an opportunity to meet with staff and students. While on campus, the students were given a tour of the Business School and experienced a taster lecture, to help ignite their interest in pursuing higher education.

Student ambassadors worked in a supporting role at the event, mentoring the Y12 students, and leading the campus tours.