UNE colleges to compete in public quiz event

Published 10 September 2012

brainThe University of New England’s second annual Intercollegiate Quiz Challenge (IQ Challenge), on Wednesday 12 September, will enable the University to highlight and promote academic excellence within its residential colleges.

Everyone from the University and Armidale communities is welcome to join the audience – and participate – in this enjoyable free event in UNE’s Lazenby Hall, scheduled for 6.30 pm (for a 7 pm start).

The IQ Challenge is designed to develop the relationships between UNE’s residential and academic communities, with the questions for the Challenge being supplied by the University’s academic Schools.

“The IQ Challenge provides an opportunity for the residential colleges to promote the academic side of college life in an enjoyable and exciting way,” said Natasha Schumacher, one of the student organisers. “We already have sporting and cultural competitions, so it seems natural that we should have an academic competition as well.

“We are expecting that this year’s Challenge will be even bigger and better than last year’s. We’ve introduced ‘audience teams’ that will be able to win bonus points for their colleges, and we’ve changed the format of the evening to maximise the enjoyment of the audience.”

Each college will be represented by a team of six students, and a member of the Senior Common Room committee at each college will be involved in the adjudication of the quiz.