Faculty of Business FLUX
  • Rolle Marquee, Plymouth University

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FLUX is a fast paced competition where you will work in a team of six to plan and present a business idea for a real business challenge, provided by an employer.

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. These are also valuable skills for starting up your own business and being self-employed. FLUX will launch you into the world of business and will cover the key areas of finance, HR, marketing and strategy/operations.

Business professionals will work with you in the morning to develop your business plan, before judging commences in the afternoon to determine the overall winner. The competition takes place over a full day and the top two teams will go through to represent their faculty at the University FLUX Final on 24 February.

Is this competition for me?

This competition is for anyone within the Faculty of Business who wants to boost their employability skills and put a fantastic event on their CV to evidence a multitude of attributes including developing:

  • core business skills
  • commercial awareness skills
  • team work
  • communication
  • time management and presentation skills.
It allows you to showcase your ability to top graduate recruiters.

There are cash prizes up for grabs: £300 for the winning team, £100 for the 2nd place team and two x £40 prizes for the two best performers on the day.

This event will provide invaluable business and employability skills development, so if you want to boost your CV and have the chance to network with graduate recruiters, then this is the event for you!

How can I prepare?

You can come along to our FLUX workshop on Monday 23 November at 5pm, Room 411, Babbage Building. Here you'll practise key skills such as how to network, communicate professionally, how to pitch an idea and present confidently. No need to sign up, please make sure the rest of your team is coming and we'll see you there.

All team members should also attend the briefing on Tuesday 24 November at 5.30pm, Room 410, Babbage Building. Here we will run through the programme for the next day and you will be given the top-secret scenario for the first time.

How do I enter?

There are ten team spaces available and each team requires six members. You can enter as a full team of six, with 2-5 as part of a team or individually and we will match you to others looking to make up a full team.

Registration for the Faculty of Business Flux opens on Monday 28 September 2015.

To enter, please submit the following details to employers.careers@plymouth.ac.uk by Friday 6 November 2015:

  • Team name
  • Names, courses and years of study (stages) of all team members
  • Team captain
  • Your team photo (as this is a business challenge these would typically be in business wear and in a professional setting. It is best to make an impact from the start!).

Attending this event contributes eight hours towards the Plymouth Award.

Please email or phone Sarah or Chez to ask any questions on employers.careers@plymouth.ac.uk or 01752 587729.

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