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Hult on Higher Education's Largest Annual Competition

Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:04

Six members of Hult International Business School (London undergraduate) team returned from the prestigious FLUX event, held recently at Lancaster University – they were highly commended. The team comprised of: Capucine Morin, Tomi Blanchard, Joakim Viland, Nicolas Artunduaga, Philippe Shali, and Donata Haque Bernutz.

FLUX is the higher education sector’s largest annual competition to encourage entrepreneurship and bridge the gap between education and work.

The competition, which has been running for six years, attracts teams from universities across the country to compete on tasks using the specialist business tool Xing. The business-focused competition aims to provide real challenges and enable the students to test a variety of skills they will need when entering the business world.

Dr Melissa Willby, Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Hult International Business School said:

“I am so proud of our team and would like to congratulate them on showcasing their entrepreneurial skills at this level. It is especially rewarding to see practical application of these skills, really demonstrating the employability of our students.

Their standing in the competition and feedback received from judges really does go to show that our Bachelor of Business Administration provides an exceptional student experience and a competitive edge when starting your career”.

The case was to come up with solutions around a damaged bridge in the center of Lancaster after flooding deemed the bridge out of use. They had to reduce traffic congestion, boost the local economy and prevent flooding after an emergency call was given to the company to implement a plan.

Lyndsey Egerton from Lancaster University said:

“This competition, which sees the best student business minds putting their skills to the test, is the most prestigious contest of its type and I would like to congratulate the Hult team in coming in second place, there was only 3 % in the marks between them and the first place winners”.