Campus visits also called Business Focus Days, give pupils an opportunity to visit our university and learn about higher education. These days aim to raise pupils’ aspirations for further studies, to help pupils learn about business studies and find out about extra-curricular activities and student life in general. The Business Focus Day is tailored to meet the specific needs of the pupils. All the Business Focus Days consist of lectures on a business topic and include various workshops. There is usually a Q&A session with our Student Ambassadors and a Campus Tour.
One of the workshops that we offer to schools and pupils is SimVenture. It is a multi-award winning business simulation game that engages people in a deeper, richer learning experience and develops lasting business enterprise and entrepreneurial talent. SimVenture also allows people to develop critical team-working skills whilst making decisions about running their virtual business. It is a very versatile and flexible learning tool.
Sim Venture allows pupils to set up and run their own virtual company – making and selling computers. It is designed to reflect reality as closely as possible. The pupils have to make decisions about all aspects of the business – Organisation, Operation, Finance, Sales and Marketing.
The pupils are able to apply their business knowledge and expand their understanding of running a business. They will have to carry out research into their chosen market, find out about potential customers and competitors. They will have to decide on the right product design, work out the resources needed and constantly analyse the actions of the virtual market.
The Sim Venture workshop session usually lasts for about 2 and half hours. The first twenty minutes is designed to learn about the game and its operations. The second part of the workshop is usually organised as a group competition where each team has about an hour to make as much profit as possible.
If you are a school considering or thinking how to expand pupils’ business knowledge and would like to visit our campus please do not hesitate to contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org