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- How am I meant to understand all this financial jargon?
Throughout the competition we use a lot of financial terminology. Where a more unusual term appears, you should be able to find out more about it by holding the cursor over the term. For a more detailed explanation, each unusual term is linked to our glossary – just follow the link to read more!
- How do I register for the ifs Student Investor Challenge?
To take part in the competition, you will need to have a team of 4 students. To register a team you need to be a teacher, and you will need a Teacher Reference Number. Teacher Reference Numbers will be sent to schools in early September. Registration opens at midday on 3 September 2012 and closes at midnight on 23 November 2012. Once registration is open teachers who have not already received one can request a Teacher Reference Number from this website.
- When does the competition run?
The main challenge opens for trading on 5 November 2012 at 9am and closes at 4.30pm on 1 February 2013. Teams can also participate in the practice game which runs from 1 October 2012 at 9am until 4.30pm on 2 November 2012.
- When I try to register or use your contact page I can't seem to access the page. Why is this?
In order to preserve your privacy, this site uses 128-bit security whenever you use a page that transmits private details such as your e-mail address to us. Some older browsers are incapable of using this standard, so the pages do not display. If you can, please upgrade your browser (see links below - all these browsers are free to download). If this is not possible, please e-mail us at email@example.com; let us know which browser you are using and we will do our best to help!
- How do I change details about my team?
Once you have registered you can edit most of your team's details at any time.
- Who is running the game?
The game is run by the ifs School of Finance, a not-for-profit organisation that supports wider share ownership and financial education.
- TEACHERS: Are there any teaching materials available?
Yes – more information on the competition and a range of teacher's resources can be found here.