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SBL EDI Business Challenge team

Brighton students win round one of the Microsoft EDI Business Challenge

A group of students from the University of Brighton’s School of Business and Law won round one of Microsoft’s EDI Business Challenge, a national competition where teams have to work together to develop solutions to a real world business challenge.

This is the first time the University of Brighton has participated in the competition, which has previously been won by UCL, Queen Mary and City University.

Our fantastic group of 5 students (from Law, Marketing, Management, and IBM courses) displayed impressive teamwork and leadership qualities to win round one of the competition in December and will now go on to compete in the semi-finals later this year.

The group of students were nominated and mentored by the Inclusive Practice Lead for the School of Business and Law Dr Hasan Gilani who also adds: ‘The EDI challenge group from SBL have shown their true commitment to the project and demonstrate great teamwork and emerging leadership skills. On behalf of SBL, I would like to congratulate and commend you all on the achievement. Well done team. You make us proud. But the challenge continues and you have our best wishes for the semi-finals and finals – Go Team Brighton!”

Team member Naomi Spence (L4 student and course rep for BSc Marketing Management) says “My team and I are a part of the nationwide EDI University Business Challenge sponsored by Microsoft EMBRACE.  This challenge is highly competitive with over 36 groups, over 100 participants and all universities in the UK. In Round 1 we were tasked with leveraging technology to aid a problem that displaced people face. Our team, Brighton, was successful in Round 1 and have secured a spot in the top 10 semi-finals where we will be going head to head with the likes of other universities such as Queen Mary university, Surrey, Manchester and more. We are so excited and looking forward. Fingers crossed!”.

EDI Business Challenge team with Hasan Gilani

EDI Business Challenge team members (L-R), Misa Kwakye, Naomi Spence and Pramadito Ibrahim, with Inclusive Practice Lead, Dr Hasan Gilani.

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Neal Edwards • January 5, 2024


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