University Challenge

What is University Challenge? 

University Challenge is the largest inter-university competition in the United Kingdom, and is a highly prestigious event broadcasted across the nation! This year, the SU is putting a team together from across the University to compete for the title, and we are looking for you to join us! Whether you're looking for the glory, to test yourself, or just to have some fun, University Challenge is a great way to build your confidence and meet new people! 

No matter what your specialist subject, we are looking for five individuals (four team members, one reserve member) to represent UEA and take us to the top!

We are holding two tryouts: October 25th (Weds) at 1pm, and October 26th (Thurs) at 6pm. Please click each event for details and location of the tryouts. 

Undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students are all invited to join the process!

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 24th of October. Please make sure your application is completed before then to be in with a chance of competing in the live shows!

If you have any questions relating to the show, please contact Dale Thomas (


Eligibility? Criteria

To apply for the tryouts, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must not have appeared on a televised version of University Challenge before. 
  • You must be a student (defined as enrolled at UEA, or recognised course of study at UEA).
  • Your final award must not have been conferred upon you.
  • You must be available to attend all of the live TV recording sessions between February and April 2018. Overseas students that are available at these times are welcome to join!
  • Sabbatical students, whether taking a paid or unpaid leave, are NOT permitted to join. 


If you meet all the criteria above, please complete the survey below to apply for one of the two application sessions. If you do not complete the application, we cannot consider you!



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