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A record number of students take part in the Business Enrichment Programme

Student storiesUniversity preparation 17 December 2019

CATS London students are on track for university success after a fantastic start to the academic year. Here are some highlights from this term’s Business Enrichment activities:

Bloomberg Business Lab

Since September, over 80 students have completed Bloomberg Market Concepts. The ten-hour e-learning course provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets and plays an important role in preparing students for a career in business.

Hamid, CATS London University Foundation Programme student from Pakistan, says:

“Studying Bloomberg Market Concepts has helped me understand the terminology used in business. I think being exposed to this facility is great for development.”

CATS London is the only secondary school in Europe with this facility, giving aspiring students a head start on their studies.

Business Masterclasses

In November, over 30 Business and Economics A-level students visited the European Headquarters of Bloomberg in the City of London.

Designed to encourage collaboration and fuel innovation our students had the opportunity to speak directly with Bloomberg employees and ask questions about the Bloomberg terminals and the analytics available on the system.

Chris from Cambodia, a student at CATS London, said:

“Being in Bloomberg HQ is inspirational. It’s an opportunity that not many people get to experience”

Business Challenges

CATS London students took part in the Fiscal Policy Challenge in Cambridge.

This Tri-College competition involved teams from CATS London, CATS Cambridge and CATS Canterbury, where they used their expertise and skills to find a solution to a contemporary issue.

University Advice

Hult University visited CATS London to run a business taster session. Over 40 students had the opportunity to take part in a degree-level activity that helped to develop their teamwork, problem solving and communication skills. Hult is an international business school and is a prime Higher Education destination for our A-Level and Foundation Programme students with business or finance aspirations.

Afterschool activities

All students have the opportunity to join business-related clubs in the the College, including the Bank of England competition, the Student Investor Challenge and Young Enterprise.

James Slocombe, Principal at CATS London said:

“It has been great to see so many students taking advantage of the activities on offer at the College this term. My colleagues and I remain committed to providing the sort of all-round educational experience that will serve all of our students well, not only whilst they are studying with us but further on in their lives at university and beyond.”

CATS College London aims to help students with a special interest in business reach their full potential, gain insight into studying at university and experience the world of business by inviting them to engage with their Business Enrichment Programme of activities, support and guidance.

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