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NLS student success at BIUCAC 2020

Nottingham Law School student, Philip Wang is placed 7th out of over 4000 students at British Inter-University Commercial Awareness Competition 2020.


One silver lining from 2020 was the launch of the British Inter-University Commercial Awareness Competition, commonly referred to as BIUCAC.

The non-Russell Group exclusive competition was founded by Mr Denis Viskovich. Mr Viskovich ensured that students had the opportunity to put their commercial awareness skills to the test and compete for exceptional prizes from top international firms.

The Nottingham Trent Commercial Awareness Society partnered with the student-led BIUCAC committee to organise and host the competition alongside 40 other universities.

Out of 4117 students nationwide, Nottingham Law School LLB Law student, Philip Wang went on to secure 7th place. Philip gives a personal account of his BIUCAC experience.


"BIUCAC set a range of challenges for contestants to complete including a 1000 word essay based on a fictional risk mitigation question on the semiconductor industry and I also had to hold a presentation on anti-competitive abuses by large tech firms. All the oral questions were answered in front of associates and partners from law firms sponsoring the event.

A key skill to succeed in this competition is confidence in public speaking. As a student at Nottingham Law School, I was fortunate to have so many opportunities to practice my public speaking. Both as part of my course and moots organised by the mooting club where I was a member.

I would like to thank the NTU Commercial Awareness Society for kindly organising this event. Having a forum to discuss business news with other like-minded students is an invaluable resource to develop your commercial awareness. They have some great events and opportunities lined up so show your support by joining the society."

Read more about Philip's experience at BIUCAC.

Philip should be extremely proud of his achievement and has represented NTU extremely well in front of international law firms throughout this incredibly challenging competition.

Victor Taiwo, President of NTU Commercial Awareness Society

NLS student success at BIUCAC 2020

Published on 16 December 2020
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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