Student Investor Challenge Rules
The rules for the Student Investor Challenge are very simple, but very important. Please note that The London Institute of Banking & Finance reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.
The Student Investor competition is open to teams from anywhere in the world, however teams from schools based outside the UK are only able to take part in the first round of the challenge and are only eligible for a limited number of prizes.
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- Registration opens at 9am on 3 September 2018 and closes at midnight on 16 November 2018.
- Only teachers can register teams. Registering a team requires that you have a Teacher Reference Number.
These will be sent to schools in early September 2018. Alternatively teachers may request a reference number online once registration is open.
- Teachers must not disclose their Teacher Reference Number to their students as they will be able to make changes to other teams from that school. Doing so may result in disqualification.
- All stages of the team registration process must be carried out by a teacher, not by students. Teams discovered to have been registered by students may be disqualified at our discretion.
- Student teams must consist of four members who will be aged between 14 and 19 on 31 August 2019.
- Each school or college can enter as many teams as they wish.
- Registered UK teams are no longer allocated to a geographical region – all judging now takes place on a national basis.
- A student may only be a member of one participating team and team membership cannot change during the challenge without prior permission from The London Institute of Banking & Finance. Students found to be a member of more than one team may cause all teams to which they belong to be disqualified.
- If a team is altered in the main challenge without The London Institute of Banking & Finance's permission they will be disqualified.
- Teachers should be aware that team names will be displayed on the public website in conjunction with your school/college name. They are therefore strongly encouraged to carefully vet any team names which are suggested by students to ensure that they are appropriate.
- Any team name considered by The London Institute of Banking & Finance to be vulgar, insulting or otherwise inappropriate will be changed by the administrators and may also result in the team being disqualified. Team name changes are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Any attempts to hack into the site (e.g. by a student using a teacher's unique login number, using another team's name and password or by more dubious methods) will be grounds for instant disqualification.
- Should a disqualification occur, The London Institute of Banking & Finance's decision on disqualification is final and can only be negotiated through the formal appeals procedure. Appeals go through an independent committee. Once a team has been disqualified from the challenge the details of the appeals committee will be forwarded to their teacher contact should that teacher contact indicate that they wish to contest the decision.