Join our University Challenge Team.


Can you staredown Jeremey Paxman and bring home quizzing glory for Newcastle University?

We’re looking for our next University Challenge team to represent Newcastle University! Sign-up and come along to one of our Round 1 trials to test your knowledge and maybe land yourself in place in Round 2. If you are interested in being a part of the team, this page will give you a breakdown of how recruiting will work.

Sign Up Trial Eligibility

Round 1 Trials.

We have 3 separate in-person trials. You only need to sign up for one. You also need to make sure you're free to join Round 2 trials if you make it past Round 1 (17 Nov 6-7pm OR 18 Nov 1-2pm).

  • 8 Nov (6-7pm) - Daniel Wood Room, Students' Union, Level 1

  • 10 Nov (3-4pm) - Daniel Wood Room, Students' Union, Level 1

  • 11 Nov (9-10am) - Daniel Wood Room, Students' Union, Level 1

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Find Out More.

At each trial hosted by your Sabbatical Officers, you will be asked to answer a series of University Challenge-style questions. Your answers will then be marked after the trial ends.

Those who get the most correct answers will then be invited back the following week to take part in Round 2 of the trials. The students with the top 5 highest scores from Round 2 will then be invited to form our official Newcastle University Challenge team. The team will consist of 4 members as well as a reserve.

Who can come along? Am I eligible to enter? 

That's easy - anyone! As long as you're a current student. Please read the full application guidelines, including eligibility criteria (section 10) for the full guidance.

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