First prize for QE economists

A two-day all expenses-paid VIP educational trip to London beckons for four Year 12 Economics students after they came first in a national financial services video competition.

Team Default, comprising Sam Carling, Ronak Patel, Rushil Shah and Jason Yau (pictured left), produced a three-minute film demonstrating the impact that financial education has had on their lives. The competition was run by ifs University College, a business school for finance that works closely with the financial services industry. In addition to their trip, they also picked up £1,500 for the School, to be spent on resources to promote ‘financial capability’.

Another QE team, the Big Bank Theory (shown below), were placed third and won £500 for QE to spend on resources. Team members Arnav Jhanji, Hayato Murata, Ashwin Ravichandran and Jas Shah also received £50 each.

""“I’m delighted with the result,” said Liane Ryan, QE Head of Economics. “They all demonstrated a very high degree of planning, presentation, communication and teamwork skills. All of them are working for their ifs Diploma in Financial Studies as their enrichment A-level option and the competition was an ideal experience.”

Alison Pask, ifs University College’s Vice Principal & Head of Faculty, who is responsible for its financial capability programmes, will visit QE this term to congratulate the teams and present their prizes. She will also discuss the itinerary for Default’s trip to London, a topic to which the boys have also been giving serious thought.