26 Mar 2018
Cardiff University win 2018 CEDR National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales
CEDR is delighted to announce that Sophie Rudd and Charles Wilson, representing Cardiff University have won the 2018 National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales.
The Grand Final, which took place at the University of Law, Bloomsbury on Saturday 24 March saw 12 teams from across England and Wales compete in three commercially challenging scenarios, each testing a core set of progressive negotiation skills. The 2018 competition was our largest yet, with 72 teams competing in four highly competitive regional heats in Bristol, Chester, Leeds and London. All 24 finalists, before competing in the final received a day of negotiation training at CEDR’s office in London from our expert negotiation faculty.
Frederick Way, Lead Organiser of the Competition said:
“It is always a pleasure to organise this competition and work with the next generation of negotiators. This year we have seen some excellent negotiation skills and understanding on display from teams from across the country, in particular: active listening, intelligent language skills and constructive, sophisticated bargaining. CEDR organises this competition as part of its not-for-profit Foundation activity because we appreciate the importance of developing negotiation skills for the next generation of lawyers and business-people.”
As National Champions, Cardiff University will go on to represent England and Wales at the International Negotiation Competition Final in Cardiff, Wales in June 2018 for which we wish them all the best.
The competition runners-up were Sophi Carroll and Oliver Tuck of the University of Plymouth and third place went to the University of Reading, represented by Annabel Barons and Tansy Stephenson.
2018 National Student Negotiation Competition representing Cardiff University, Sophie Rudd and Charles Wilson.
The winners from Cardiff University and Second Place: University of Plymouth, Sophi Carroll and Oliver Tuck (right) and Third Place: University of Reading, Annabel Barons and Tansy Stephenson (left).
All 24 finalists.