Upon on the success of UWE BCC in November, the competition was upgraded into the regional scale with participation of 4 universities in the Southwest including: UWE Bristol, University of Bath, University of Bristol, and University of Plymouth.
The UK South West Competition took place from 1 - 3 december 2018 and followed the theme 'Cyber Security for Banks in the UK'. The competition involved 64 participating students, 28 student volunteers and 10 executives from 10 companies such as Barclays, HSBC, Marriot Hotel, We The Curious, etc. Participants went through 24 hours inside the Business building to develop an innovative short-term and long-term business plan to resolve the cyber-attack threats towards the UK’s banking system.
During the 3 days, there was the Cyber Security session by Barclays, presentation training sessions for participants as well as networking events and games for participants and judges.
The result of the first South West Business Case Competition 2018 were as follows:
- Championship Team: Team Alliance from University of Bristol
- 1st Runner Up Team: Team Dynamic Wanderers from University of Bath
- 2nd Runner Up Team: Team Enigma from UWE Bristol
- Best Speaker: Oliver from Team Enigma from UWE Bristol
Feedback from judges:
“I enjoyed your Business Case competition yesterday and I thought it was an excellent event. It was great to see students developing a range of business skills and in particular gaining in confidence as the process progressed. You and your team should all be very proud of your achievements.” Nigel Brown - Relationship Director, Barclays
Comments from anonymous students:
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for organising this event. This event was a great way of networking and developing as an individual. All the arrangements made were beyond words to describe. All the committee members were so eager to help us in every way. If someone would ask me the slightest thing that I did not like about this competition, I would not know what to answer”.