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CATS students visit Bloomberg’s European Headquarters in London

Boarding school experienceUniversity preparation 5 December 2018

CATS business students enjoyed a visit to the Bloomberg headquarters to get an insight into the world of business.

Students visited the Bloomberg newsroom to watch live TV reports being broadcast around the world and enjoyed a presentation from Bloomberg financial analysts, who support high net-worth clients.

They demonstrated the power of a Bloomberg Terminal. From analysing the current and historical economic statistics of a given country to finding the perfect restaurant for dinner with Bloomberg’s restaurant guide, the Bloomberg Terminal is the tool of choice for those working in the finance industry.

The Bloomberg Headquarters’ visit is part of CATS London Business Enrichment Programme which offers extra opportunities to students aged 14-18 wishing to prepare for a business-related degree.

CATS London is the only secondary school in Europe to have a Bloomberg Business Lab. With 16 Bloomberg Terminals, the school supports international students on their journey to university to study business, finance and economics.

Last year, 1 in 3 students went on to study a business-related degree at some of the top universities including University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Queen Mary. Talking about the value of the visit, Radia, an A level student commented:

“The trip was amazing, we got to learn about Bloomberg, we got to see how to use some functions (the most popular ones) of the terminal.”

CATS students also toured the award-winning and inspirational building to see what professional life is like in a progressive international business. Radia goes on to comment:

 “The architecture was astonishing.”

With views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the building is designed to encourage collaboration at every level. Everyone passes through a double height pantry, increasing the likelihood of chance meetings and informal discussions, and desks are laid out in clusters allowing for privacy, personalisation, wellbeing and collaborative working.

Read more about the CATS London Business Enrichment Programme.

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