University of Lincoln Challenge

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Compete for the Title of University of Lincoln Challenge Winners

Pit your knowledge against other UK schools in the University of Lincoln's University Challenge competition and win prizes for your students and your school. The competition is a general knowledge quiz aimed at current Year 12 students.

More than 40 teams enter each year and we are on the hunt for more brains of the future. Each school can submit one team of four students to compete for the first prize of £1000 for their school or college, and £50 for each participating student from the winning team.

university challenge winners small Why University Challenge?

Lincoln’s University challenge is an amazing opportunity to bring together schools from all over the country, giving students the chance to get a taste of university life on campus while putting their knowledge to test. Regional heats are held all over the country before the grand final in Lincoln in September of each year.

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We will soon be setting the dates and venues for our 2019 challenge. Places will be limited in some regional heats, so make sure your school or college doesn’t miss out by registering your interest today.

Register Your Interest

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“I think it’s a fantastic achievement, not only for us but for the whole school. We haven’t decided what we’re going to spend the winnings on yet but it will be something that everyone in the school can enjoy.”

George Williams, winning team captain 2017, Southend High School for Boys

University Challenge 2018

The 2018 University Challenge competition is well underway with just one heat left. Teams will then compete in the Grand Final to win £1000 for their school. The Grand Final will be held at the University of Lincoln on Thursday 27 September. All winners and runners up from the heats will compete alongside the highest scoring third place team.


Southend High School for Boys

Queen Elizabeths Grammar Horncastle

Comberton Sixth Form

St Ivo School

Carre's Grammar

Beaumont School

Alderbrook School

Brighouse School

Tudor Grange Academy

Boston Spa Sixth Form

Wild Card Finalists

East Leake Academy

Lincoln Christs Hospital School