It’s so much more than making money. See how the right financial products can help fix some of society’s most pressing problems, before creating your own and pitching to the experts.
Project Based Learning
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Learn all about financial products and their functions in modern society on our insightful Business and Finance course. We’ll hit the books, studying the processes and practices of the financial world before visiting iconic sites for an authentic experience.
One day we’ll be looking around the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the next we’ll be at the Financial Conduct Authority learning about the essentials of regulation. To showcase your knowledge, the course culminates in designing a financial product and pitching it to a panel of industry experts.
On our project-based courses, you will work on a group project which is defined by your tutor and based on a complex real-life problem. Each course will have a theme which connects all subjects, to encourage collaboration between groups and peer feedback. In taught sessions, your tutor will equip you with the practical subject knowledge required to address the problem you have been assigned, and you will take ownership of your project during group work facilitated by teaching assistants. To learn from industry experts, you will also visit companies, innovators, and experts to immerse you in the current issues defining your subject area and the overall course theme. Your course will culminate in group presentation to peers, staff and external experts.
Discover the best of British culture and beyond to find out what makes Great Britain so great by visiting all of its wonderful landmarks on foot, by bike or via the tube. Hop on to London’s infamous tube system, and explore trendy Shoreditch (with its delicious eateries and boutique shops), visit Camden market for some vintage finds, or stroll along the Thames and watch the sunset behind the London Eye. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to be captivated by the city’s atmospheric charm.
Our programme of social events and excursions are designed to really integrate you into London life and introduce you to the most significant sites in Britain. But don’t worry, you’ll have free time to explore the sites that appeal to you as well, or just find a cosy cafe to enjoy a coffee with new friends.
"I love how practical the course is. Our tutors supported and guided us throughout the course and really helped us build businesses from scratch."
"I loved having people from different cultural backgrounds in my course-- they brought experiences to the conversation that I had never encountered before."
"We were taught about business: what is it? how can we set up our own businesses? How can we successfully one day become leading entrepreneurs? Our classes were very engaging and informative. We did lots of case studies which helped us understand better."
"The teaching is done so well here. I really like that my tutor broke down complicated issues into smaller subjects that we then discussed in-depth."
London calling! What’s not to love about the capital- you can cruise down the River Thames, learn about high fashion history at the V&A, and eat at some of the country’s top restaurants all in one day. London is home to a plethora of cultures and industries, with start-ups from around the world making it their office address. It is the perfect place to get a head start in your area of interest, while experiencing all that a multicultural capital city has to offer. The fun doesn’t end, and neither does the learning.
You will be staying in Garden Halls, in modern single rooms occupied by university students during the academic year. It is right in the centre of London, at walking distance from King’s Cross Station, which means that countless attractions, museums and restaurants are at an easy reach.
You’ll experience some of London’s best local restaurants and cafes, as well as a lovely formal dinner on the last night of your course.
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