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Language and Business Competition

Our Language and Business competition is a challenge set for Year 9 and 10 students who are studying French, Spanish or German in school.

The event is designed to bring language learning to life, help build their confidence and make learning a language exciting for young people. We hope to encourage them to continue with their language learning beyond GCSE and to understand the importance of languages in a business context.

The competition runs from January to March and consists of two in-school workshops that will be delivered by our postgraduate students.  Schools will then select finalists and bring those students to an on-campus final.

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Language and Business Competition 2024

Applications have now closed.

The competition will run from January to March 2024 and will comprise of two in school workshops followed by the on campus final, which will take place on Wednesday 20th March.  Please see below for more information on the timeline of the competition:

In line with our Widening Participation targets we prioritise workshops to state schools but will take expressions of interest from all schools. Please be aware that due to a limited budget we can only deliver live in school workshops to schools which are within two hours of the university by public transport.

Check out our Language & Business Competition handbook for everything you need to know about the 2024 challenge.

If you would like any further information please email Charlène Gaubert on


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