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.

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 2019/20 FLUX competitions will take place on the following dates: 

  • Autumn FLUX – Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Spring FLUX – Wednesday 12 February 2020

Discover more about each FLUX competition, including the competition sponsor and how to enter, by visiting myCareer.

Winners of the 2019 Autumn Flux competition

Team – Shrimply The Best

Sancha Conway Holroyd – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, stage 1

Emily Royal – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, stage 1

Lydia Simkiss – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, stage 1

Emily Nicola Underwood – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, stage 1

William David Jones – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, stage 1

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."