University Challenge 2017

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What is University Challenge?

  •     University Challenge is an annual competition in which teams of four students (plus one reserve) represent their university on TV in a national trivia and general knowledge competition.
  •   University Challenge has been running annually in the United Kingdom since 1962, and ran in New Zealand from 1976–1989, until it returned in 2014, airing weekly on Prime TV.

Assembling the Victoria University Squad

  • VUWSA is responsible for assembling the team representing Victoria University.
  • VUWSA will be holding solo selection trials Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June. The highest scores will determine the makeup of the team based on selection trials.
  • The team will need to be available to meet regularly between 6th June and 25th August for training.

University Challenge 2017

  • This year, filming will take place between the 28th and 31st of August at Avalon Studios in the Hutt Valley (subject to change – UC producers call). To be on the 5 person team, you must be available during this week (the mid-trimester break).
  • The production company will cover all costs for the team over the week. This includes travel to Avalon Studios, accommodation, and food. The team members only need to bring clothes, toiletries, and spending money

Selection of the team

  • The test will take 20 minutes, and will consist of the typical sorts of questions which appear on University Challenge. You’ll need to take the test under exam conditions.
  • Trials will be held at VUWSA (Kelburn), on the following dates and times:

Monday 29th May                            1pm
Monday 29th May                            4pm

Tuesday 30th May                            1pm
Tuesday 30th May                            4pm
Wednesday 31st May                     1pm
Wednesday 31st May                     4pm
Thursday 1st June                             1pm
Thursday 1st June                             4pm
Friday 2nd June                                  1pm
Friday 2nd June                                  4pm

If you're keen to try out, email events@vuwsa.org.nz to lock in a time!