I travelled to Southampton Solent University last week to photograph the Southampton heat of the ICAEW student competition, BASE/Business, Accounting and Skills Education. My brief was to capture the energy and excitement of the game and reflect the engagement with expressive images. I’m happy with the results and confident I met my brief, so what is BASE?
BASE is …
ICAEW’s national Business, Accounting and Skills Education (BASE) competition for students aged 16–19. A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a challenging business game that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Consisting of 46 UK regional heats and one spectacular national final, students of all abilities attend their local heat to: find out more about careers in accountancy, finance and business; compete in a thought-provoking business game; and network with professionals at a dedicated employer exhibition.
As students take on the role of ICAEW Chartered Accountants, they are asked to resolve a business situation, working through a business case to develop recommendations. Students are able to put their classroom learning into practice, developing transferable skills that can be used in their future careers or education.
You can read more information about the BASE competition and in the meantime here’s my take on a thoroughly engaging and educational event: