During the University of London’s second annual BSE Bootcamp, 20 students studying through distance and flexible learning, were selected through a highly competitive recruitment process which was open to 368 eligible students, of which 68 applied. The process was facilitated by the University of London, the London School of Economics, and The Careers Group.
Through work-based learning, the students gained invaluable and up-close insights into the world’s 10th largest stock exchange, which is also the world’s fastest stock exchange with a median trade speed of 6 micro seconds ahead of NY stock exchange at 18 micro seconds, and boasts an overall market value of more than $2.3 trillion.
Over the two-day Bootcamp (29th-30th October 2018) the students learned about the stock market by working with experienced traders and dealt with real stock data during a trading simulation exercise. They also toured the trading floor, networked with and heard from industry professionals about trading and investment. All students have been awarded a certificate of successful participation in the BSE Bootcamp.
The University of London’s Associate Director of Student Experience, Joanne Harris, said:
Today’s students should undertake real work experience along with their academic studies in order to compete in the workplace. We are working closely with high-value organisations such as the Bombay Stock Exchange to secure more placement opportunities for our students, and in doing so, we have a real focus on employability.
Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) University of London, said:
I am delighted that this has been such a successful collaboration for our students in India. The University of London is always looking for innovative ways to connect students with the world of work, and this initiative is a perfect example of the University’s student-focused ethos. I now look forward to partnering with other organisations who share the same vision as the University in preparing students for the workplace.
All 20 successful students attending the BSE Bootcamp are taught through the University of London’s Recognised Teaching Centres in India; including the Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), Podar World College and Russell Square International College.