Glasgow University FinTech Society members undertake to conduct Applied FinTech Project (AFTP)
on “live” business cases. FinTech Society members work on a project aimed at solving specific
FinTech-related issue(s) in existing businesses. Members work in teams to map out both the challenges
and opportunities faced by the businesses with regards to FinTech, drawing on cross-disciplinary
research to devise tailored insights and potential solutions for the business.
The Applied FinTech Project is meant to be based on experiential learning rather than guest talks/lectures. This approach stems from the philosophy that the most valuable skills transferable to any work environment can most effectively be acquired through “learning by doing”. This philosophy is reflected in the structure of the Applied FinTech Project whereby the vast majority of hours is spent at the project team’s weekly meetings and in meetings with the business.
At the same time, the business will benefit from having the opportunity to gain another perspective on the specific FinTech-related issue from university students at no cost. Furthermore, the business will have chance to promote themselves among university students interested in technology, finance and innovation.
Develop their knowledge of FinTech by their active research in this area and by building on the fundamental knowledge gained at FinTech Society’s workshops in Semester 1.
Enhance project members’ employability prospects.
Develop useful transferable skills by working on a hands-on, real-world project