LUMS plays host to battle of top young business brains

24 March 2015

Some of the UK’s best young business brains visited LUMS this month to take part in a prestigious competition.

It is the second year that Lancaster University has hosted the two-day FLUX event – the country’s largest annual student business competition, which attracted more than 100 students in teams from 17 universities on March 23 and 24.

Overseen and mentored by representatives from more than 20 businesses, including IBM, BAE Systems, Aldi, Micron, Thales, EY and Deloitte, the competition aims to enable the students to test a variety of skills they will need when entering the business world.

Lyndsey Egerton at Lancaster University said: “The FLUX competition is a challenging test for these highly-talented students and provides them with an environment to hone their skills, as well as learning from the event’s sponsor businesses.

“I’m sure some of the future leaders of Britain’s boardrooms shone during the competition, which is the most prestigious contest of its type.”

The students used the specialist business tool Xing to complete tasks set by the sponsoring businesses.

More information about the FLUX business competition is available by visiting