What is FLUX?

FLUX is a fast-paced business competition, where you'll work in a team of six to plan and present a business idea for a real business challenge, provided by a business. Regardless of your degree subject or career plan, being able to demonstrate core business skills and sound commercial awareness is something all employers look for in graduates.

FLUX will launch you into the world of business and will cover the key areas of finance, human resources, marketing and strategy/operations. Employers who are professionals in these areas work with you in the morning to develop your business plan, before judging commences in the afternoon to determine the overall winner.

<p>FLUX Competition - Xing Cards</p>

Previously, our teams have worked on challenges and scenarios provided by Babcock International Group, Barnardo's, Plymouth City Council, St Luke's Hospice Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo, the RNLI, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. 

Our FLUX competitions run in Semester 1 and Semester 2. Discover more about each FLUX competition, including the dates, the competition sponsor and how to enter, by visiting myCareer.


Emma Cieslak-Jones


Emma Cieslak-Jones, BSC (Hons) Geology with Ocean Science student, Plymouth Ground Solutions team

"FLUX has been an amazing experience. It gives you something to talk about in every interview. When they ask about teamwork, or any of those questions you have in an interview, you can talk about FLUX when you're put on the spot.

All the skills you learn in FLUX are perfect for when you're going to apply after university."