London Trip 2017 November 20th, 2017

This November, SCOPE hosted its annual London Trip. Starting off from SBE at the 14th November, 23 students travelled to Brussels train station to take the Eurostar to King’s Cross St. Pancras.

After having a delicious dinner, company visits started on Wednesday. We were welcomed by inspiring companies and institutions such as The Bank of England, Deloitte, AlphaSights, Spotcap, RBB Economics, zeb Consulting and Morningstar. Operating in the sphere of Finance, this was the common denominator for all the companies that were visited. Through workshops and presentations, students had the opportunity of getting to know the companies’ business models, while getting the gist of day-to-day working life through talking to alumni at the companies.

Thanks to the SBE alumni office, students were able to connect with former Maastricht students which enabled them to get an understanding of how it is living and working in London. Tips from alumni could also be incorporated when exploring London during the day and experiencing London’s unique pub culture.

After three exhausting but rewarding days of company visits, students were able to enjoy London and its many leisure activities to the fullest by going sightseeing, visiting free museums or by going shopping on Saturday.

Overall, students and companies alike were satisfied with the trip thus making it a successful event.

Konrad Wegner,
London Trip Committee