Try Business 2023 - fully booked

Date : Mon 11 Dec - Mon 11 Dec

Time : 09:00 - 13:30

Contact: [email protected]

Cost :  €25

Cork Road campus, Waterford, X91 K0EK

The School of Business at the Cork Road campus is running its hugely popular Try Business event to give senior cycle and further education students the opportunity to see if business is the career for them.

The event will be held at the Main Auditorium, Cork Road Campus, Waterford (Eircode: X91 K0EK). Click here for directions.

Important Information: 

  • Please bring fully charged mobile phones and chargers as you will be using your phones for some of the activities.
  • Please arrive on time for registration (downstairs in the Gallery restaurant) where you will be allocated to groups for the activities.
  • Students are not required to wear school uniforms.
  • Please note the finishing time of 13.15pm.


09.00 - 09.20: Registration and Group Allocation (Gallery restaurant downstairs)
09.20 - 09.25: Welcome - Dr Tom O’Toole, Head of School of Business
09.30 - 10.00: Workshops
10.10 - 10.40: Workshops
10.50 - 11.20: Workshop
11.30 - 12.00: Brunch
12.10 - 12.40: Workshops
12.45 - 13.10: Closing and prize-giving – School of Business Faculty.


Dr Breda O'Brien: [email protected]

Dr Patricia Bowe: [email protected]


Participants will have the opportunity to engage with four aspects of business education:

    This activity will be based on the popular TV show ‘Deal or no Deal’ and the work of John Sloman. The game provides an individual with the opportunity to win money and maximise their wealth. Throughout the game contestants (students) must make decisions which will impact on their wealth. The game will teach students about important concepts in finance and economics such as probabilities, expected values, negotiating/trading, attitudes to risk, risk management, psychology and cognitive behaviour. The game will also help to educate students on diminishing marginal returns of income. Although not necessary, it is suggested that students watch the TV show ‘deal or no deal' in advance of partaking in the game.

    Students can engage in a fun, hands-on enterprise activity that illustrates entrepreneurial thinking required for new business start-up.

    Behind every good Business decision is a great accountant. In this activity, students will join in a fun interactive team-based game to demonstrate how accounting tools and rules contribute to great business decisions.

    This will be a fun and interactive exercise analysing the Social Media Marketing effectiveness of famous sports clubs, leading brands and popular culture personalities. Students will evaluate the social media presence and activities of these famous clubs/people/brands to establish who is most effective in their social media output. Different criteria for conducting this analysis will be put in place and the team that identifies the best performers will win this challenge.

    All Try SETU events

    Our hugely popular Try SETU programme of events for 2023/2024 is now up and running. These events are unique to SETU as they give students a real chance to experience life as a student on a wide variety of courses and discipline areas. Events are filling quickly so be sure to book those you are interested before they book out.