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CATS College London - the first school in Europe to open a Bloomberg Business Lab

University preparation 1 May 2018

CATS College London is to launch its state-of-the-art Bloomberg Business Lab, with 16 Bloomberg Terminals and four screens displaying the latest finance news and global share price information.

The only secondary school in Europe with this facility, CATS College London has designed a curriculum integrating the terminals to its teaching, exposing students to the world’s leading platform for global business and finance news, data, analytical tools and research.

Students studying A level, University Foundation Programme and the first year of a Business Management degree will experience the real world of business and finance in the classroom with access to the same information platform used by leading decision makers in business, finance and government.

Commenting on the new facility, Mario Di Clemente, Principal, CATS College London:

“Our aim is to provide students with real-life skills and experience to boost their competitiveness when applying to university. 

“The Bloomberg Terminal will help students develop their research and classwork, while learning how to analyse financial markets, assess economic scenarios and interpret the key news developments that impact the global economy.

“In addition, project work will include simulations giving students an understanding of the techniques employed by traders and investors to maximise returns through simulated trading and investment projects.”

All students, regardless of their course, will also have access to Bloomberg Market Concepts, an eight-hour, self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

Over 60 universities in the UK already offer Bloomberg terminals. The CATS College London Bloomberg Business Lab will give aspiring business undergraduates a head start on their studies. The Lab will open September 2018.

CATS College understands that universities want to attract students who are passionate about, and excel in, their chosen subject. The Bloomberg Business Lab has been created to help students reach their full potential, gain insight into studying at university and experience the world of business, as part of our Business Enrichment Programme.


Notes to editors

What does a Bloomberg Terminal offer?

The Bloomberg Terminal seamlessly integrates the very best in data, news and analytics. The terminal is a 24-hour, global financial services system that provides transparent and reliable financial, economic and government information covering all market sectors. It features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics, a communications platform and current news reports.

About CATS College London

CATS College London is located in the heart of academic London, near the prestigious University of London Colleges. The college overlooks Bloomsbury Square, and combines period Georgian features with the latest in modern teaching technology.

Its boarding residences are located just three minutes’ walk from the main building offering 24 hour support from dedicated pastoral staff and the highest level of security.

CATS London is inspected by the UK Independent Schools Inspectorate and achieved top marks in its latest inspection, being 100% compliant.

CATS College London is part of the Cambridge Education Group.



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