I highlighted recently at UG inductions the success that School of Physics & Astronomy students have had in the IBM Universities Business Challenge over the last three years. Our team Maxwell’s Angels came 4th last year out of more than 300 UK university teams, most of whom were from university business schools. It would be great to repeat that success.
- It’s the world’s longest established simulation-based competition designed to develop undergraduate employability and enterprise skills.
- It’s an analytical, problem-solving series of challenges where teams from across UK compete to get to the final in London (the School paid travel and accommodation expenses).
- I match you up with an industry mentor (I have three lined up already including one from DataLab)
- it’s a great experience for your CV and a chance to develop personally and professionally. More details here
- It’s open to undergraduate students from years 2 – 5. You can have a mixed-year group if you want
- I need 5 in each team, ideally all from physics and astronomy, but if there is a friend or flatmate you want to have in your team, we can have one non-SoPA student in the team.
- Please submit details of your team members (name, matric number, year of study) and a nominated team leader (purely for administrative purposes) and email to me firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you don’t have a full team, just submit your details (name, matric number, year of study) and I will put a composite group together
I would like to have teams finalised ASAP so I can submit before the deadline on Mon 14 Oct. I will be in touch to let you know if you have been successful this year.