Do you want to apply for our University Challenge team?

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 04, 2015 09:40 AM |
Do you want the chance to represent the University on the BBC and pit your wits against the very best and brightest in the country?

Then come along to our University Challenge Selection Tests. The University of Leicester has a proud tradition in University Challenge, winning the first ever competition 52 years ago, and we hope to replicate that result again this year.

The University of Leicester team with Jeremy Paxman during series 21 of University Challenge
Last year's University of Leicester team

You will need to take a quick 30 minute test and from these we will pick the top 8-10 students to go forward to the next stage of the shortlisting. The tests will be held in the Students’ Union on the following days:

  • Tuesday 10 November – at 2pm, 3pm (Green Room) and 5pm (Alumni Room)
  • Wednesday 11 November – at 11am, midday and 3pm in the Green Room
  • Thursday 12 November – at midday, 1.15pm and 5pm in the Training Room

You only need to attend one session. Sign up now for a time slot by emailing Alice Copperwheat (Student Voice Administrator) at

Appearing on University Challenge is a great opportunity, and this unique experience will look fantastic on your CV!

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