The Consulting Competition was held in London after the Scottish Case Competition on the 1st of February where the team representing the University of Aberdeen managed to achieve second place, hence going further to the UK wide stage. At London, on the 29th of February the Aberdeen University Consulting Group managed to achieve first place.
The UK Case competition is the largest student-led competition of its kind in the UK. Teams were selected from universities across the UK, and the teams participating in the final London event represented a wide range of universities:
- London School of Economics & Political Science
- University College London
- Imperial College London
- King’s College London
- University of Cambridge
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- University of Edinburgh
- Glasgow University
- University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen team was represented by Edward Bermido, Luciana Blaha, Wanda Novakova and Giordano Pistagni. The competition was completed in two rounds 0f 1.5 hours each where every team needed to design a business pitch presentation.
The team commented “The UKCC was a great venue for us to work and learn together as a team. It was a fantastic opportunity to compete with brilliant students from across the country, and to be motivated to achieve success.
Our learnings and experiences from the University of Aberdeen Business School enabled us to discuss ideas and to come up with the best solution to the business case. Our accomplishment in the UKCC as the Champions broadened our horizons for more opportunities.
While the experience was very challenging, as we competed against some of the best universities in the UK and in the world, I believe we couldn't have worked better as a team. It was a pleasure to represent our university, bring home a prize and hopefully inspire more students to go ahead and compete next year."