Students fly the flag for Scotland down under

Matthew McClintock and Mark O'Neil
Matthew McClintock and Mark O'Neil

Two business students have been selected to represent Scotland at an international business competition in Australia this year.

Mark O’Neill, from Milton of Campsie, and Matthew McClintock, from Lenzie, will compete at the 2014 Australian Undergraduate Business Case competition in Brisbane in November.

The duo are part of Strathclyde University’s team — the only Scottish group that has been invited to take part.

They will compete with universities from Serbia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Netherlands and the USA.

Although he is aware of the tough competition his team will face, Mark remains confident of their chances.

He said: “It will be quite a vigorous programme ahead, but I think we’ll have a good chance of winning.

“We have a strong team at Strathclyde with a good mix of degree disciplines.

“It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other business students and to gain an insight into how business is conducted in other countries.

Teammate Matthew added: “It’s really exciting to be a part of the team and we’re all just very eager to get out their and compete.

“It was very pleasing to have been selected from such a large field and I think we’ll have a really good chance.

“The international experience will be invaluable and we should certainly learn a lot.

“Also, it will be great to have on our CVs, so it really is an excellent event to be a part of.”