University Challenge 2017

The University Challenge is a general knowledge quiz aimed at current Year 12 students, who will progress to Year 13 in the 2017/18 academic year.

Each school can submit one team of four students to compete for the first prize of £1000 for their school/college and £50 for each participating student from the winning team.

For this year’s competition, regional heats will be held where teams will compete to secure their place at the final, held at the University of Lincoln in the Autumn term of 2017. Regional heats will take place at the venues below.


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Regional Heats


Regional heats are being held in each of the locations listed below and will be running from 10:30 till 14:00. 


Wednesday 05 July - University of Lincoln


Friday 07 July - Royal Armouries


Tuesday 11 July - St Andrews Football Ground, Birmingham


Wednesday 12 July - Holiday Inn, Elstree


Thursday 13 July - Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne


There will be ample parking at all locations and lunch will be provided.

The Final will be held at the University of Lincoln on Friday 22 September 2017

Each region will have a limited number of team spaces; when regions have reached team capacity a reserve list will be in place for those schools still wishing to take part.