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8 October 2012: AssessmentDay Present at Cass Business School

On Monday 8th October Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay delivered two practice test sessions with Q&As to MSc and MBA students at Cass Business School. The morning session covered numerical psychometric tests, and the later session covered verbal psychometric tests. Each session attracted around 60 delegates, who sat an online test and received feedback on their scores. After experiencing a simulated test, the students got to ask Oliver questions about psychometric testing and how employers tend to use various aptitude tests for selection. The objective of both sessions was to help applicants prepare for taking a psychometric test.

AssessmentDay Founder Mentors Enterprise Students

26th-27th March AssessmentDay support entrepreneurs’ boot camp at the University of Essex.

Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay joined other entrepreneurs and business gurus to sit on the panel of a Dragons’ Den style competition run by the University of Essex for budding entrepreneurs. Five teams comprising students from the University of Essex each pitched their business ideas to the dragons in a bid to receive £1,500 seed funding. The teams took part in a two-day boot camp where they could develop their ideas with the mentors and listen to talks from successful entrepreneurs. The talks included one on innovation presented by Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay.  Other speakers included Marcelle Speller founder of, Robert Jackson director of Dracks Healthcare and Dr Gwyn Jones director of Corptec.

Santander sponsored the prize money, which was presented to the winning team at the end of the two-day boot camp. The wining team’s business focuses on low-cost tutoring services.

Practice Test Session at Bank of Americal Merill Lynch

23rd February 2012: Delegates attend a practice test session as part of a The Knowledge Channel workshop.

As part of a workshop organised by The Knowledge Channel, Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay facilitated a practice test session at Bank of America Merill Lynch’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. Around 60 delegates attended the session which involved two numerical practice tests. Delegates took the first numerical test before being given tips and advice about taking numerical reasoning tests. They then took a second practice test to put into practice the advice presented by AssessmentDay. Most delegates reported a small rise in their test score, and they certainly learnt more about the recruitment testing process.

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Practice Test Session at the University of Oxford

4th-5th October 2011: Students from the University of Oxford attend a simulated numerical reasoning test and Q&A session facilitated by AssessmentDay.

Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay recently visited the University of Oxford to deliver two practice numerical reasoning sessions. A simulated test formed part of two whole-day assessment centre bootcamps organised by the university Careers Service. On each day students learnt more about the assessment centres used by graduate employers, and also go to practise the types of exercises used.

The simulated numerical reasoning tests were held in the ISIS computer lab where students got to sit an online test and receive feedback on their score. The practice tests were followed by a ‘top-tips’ presentation and a question-and-answer session. Most graduate employers use psychometric testing as part of their selection process so the students were keen to find out more about the tests. Below is a video clip from parts of the two practice test sessions.

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