This Business and Economics school trip to London and Oxford is packed with immersive learning experiences, from workshops to Q&As. Here’s our Business and Economics educational tour at a glance:
- Day 1: Walkie Talkie
- Day 2: start-up brainstorm, Bank of England, start-up talk, South Bank market
- Day 3: Museum of Brands, customer profiling workshop, public speaking training, Westfield
- Day 4: London Stock Exchange, Central London tour
- Day 5: Oxford Day Trip: BMW factory, photo scavenger hunt
- Day 6: London Business School tour, start-up talk, Oxford Street
- Day 7: start-up pitch
Like what you see? Discover the busy world of business and economics in the detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are fully customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: The Walkie Talkie
Make your way from the airport to your accommodation. Meet your guide, who will explain rules and safety guidelines. First up, you’re setting off on a walking tour of London’s business and financial hub, before venturing up 20 Fenchurch Street, a skyscraper nicknamed the “Walkie Talkie” for its distinctive shape. Pay a visit to the Sky Garden, where you can wander around the landscaped gardens and the observation deck on the 37th floor for panoramic views from London’s highest public garden!
Feast on a welcome dinner of traditional British food, like fish and chips, and listen to a trip briefing led by your guide.
Day 2: Meet a member of a start-up
Head to the Barbican Centre and get creative with a hands-on session focusing on the world of start-ups. The class will divide into groups and brainstorm 1-2 ideas for a start-up company, aided by the guide. Afterwards, make your way to the Bank of England, the beating heart of the UK’s economy. Learn about the role of the bank and why its work is vital for the health of our economy from a member of staff.
Later, have the chance to hear directly from a start-up on their journey. The speaker will talk through their experience of what it was like setting up a company, the challenges and benefits and what skills are needed to thrive in a start-up environment. Then, you will have the chance to engage in a Q&A with them.
After a day full of learning, spend some time browsing the food stalls from all over the world in the South Bank Market, and pick out a new cuisine to try!
Day 3: Customer profiling workshop
Explore the Museum of Brands where you can learn more about marketing and how consumer society has evolved. Then, engage in a curated workshop on customer profiling. Working on an item from the museum collection, you will produce an in-depth profile of a typical and an alternative customer.
Later, take part in a half-day of training on your presentation and public speaking skills. Those skills are crucial to succeed in business, and you’ll have fun honing them!
It’s been a busy day! Relax in Westfield London, the biggest shopping centre in Europe.
Day 4: London Stock Exchange
Grab the opportunity to visit the London Stock Exchange. Explore today’s financial industry in a curated workshop using live market data feeds. Expand your knowledge on how shares are traded, how the financial market works and common misconceptions.
Embark on a walk of Central London with your guide, who will talk you through the city’s most famous retail giants and the oldest markets. You may even have the chance to do some retail therapy!
Finish your tour with some people-watching in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, where the city lights never go out.
Day 5: Day trip to Oxford
Hop on a coach to Oxford and pay a visit to the BMW factory where Mini cars are made. Learn about the production process and the delicate balance between automation and assembly staff in every station of the production line.
Enjoy a free afternoon in Oxford city centre. While you explore, take part in our Learning Adventure photo scavenger hunt. Our prompts will guide you towards the city’s unmissable landmarks.
Wave a fond farewell to Oxford and look forward to your last few days in London.
Day 6: London Business School
Head to the London Business School and take a tour of the campus. You’ll be led by a Student Ambassador who will be happy to answer your questions about student life and the courses on offer. Plus, you’ll even have the chance to speak to a member of the Admissions team, to find out what they look for in a candidate.
Engage in another talk and Q&A with a member of a start-up company, who will speak about a particular aspect of enterprise you’re interested in, including strategic planning, corporate culture, management and technology.
It’s your last evening – soak as much of London as you can. Head to Oxford Street and pick up some last-minute souvenirs!
Day 7: Pitch your start-up idea
Remember the start-up ideas you brainstormed at the beginning of the week? Well, now’s the chance to show off everything you’ve learned. Take a session that will help you fine-tune those ideas and put the finishing touches on your pitch. Then, think back to the public speaking workshop, take a deep breath, and present to the rest of your group.
Then, take part in a final reflection session and trip debriefing. Afterwards, head back to your accommodation and prepare for departure. Leave excited to apply what you have learned during your Learning Adventure back at home!
Develop a detailed understanding of how to run and work in an enterprise.
Gain insight into London’s trade history, as well as its current status as a financial hub.
Hone public speaking and creative thinking skills.
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