Loughborough University London students place second at Business in the Bay competition in Swansea

Students travelled to Swansea last week in order to take part in Swansea University School of Management’s Business in the Bay Competition where they came second place.

Over the course of the two day competition the student teams from Cardiff Metropolitan, Bangor, Swansea, Aberystwyth, and Loughborough University London were tasked with finding a solution to the brief set by PwC.

Loughborough University London’s team pitched a consultancy evaluation surrounding the proposal of a tidal lagoon in Swansea to a panel of industry experts, including representation from Swansea City AFC and university academics. Their ideas were judged on a range of entrepreneurial skills including communication, team work, problem solving and professionalism.

Loughborough University London’s team of five students placed second in the event. First place was awarded to Swansea’s School of Management team who received the £1000 grand prize.

Business in the Bay was a fantastic opportunity for students to apply the skills they have recently gained from our Loughborough University London Collaborative Project.  I was particularly impressed with how well the team came together and delved deep into analysis and were then able to present back their findings and ideas in a high pressured two day event on a brief set by PwC.

Ashley Gray, Collaborative Project Manager
 

Loughborough University London became involved with the competition through the University’s Enterprise Through the Curriculum network.  ETC are in place to enable Loughborough University London students to take advantage of opportunities like these that enhance their employability profile during their studies.

Students in the pictures include Jessica Ahwieh, Mohammed Hassan, Husain Mukadam, Daphne Cao, and Lim Wu.