The auditions for the BBC’s renowned television programme University Challenge took place on Thursday of Week Seven. Around 50 students auditioned for their position on the panel of students hoping to represent Lancaster University.
The hopefuls who were auditioned by Robin Hughes, the Students’ Union’s Vice President (Academic), were asked a number of questions which had appeared on previous shows. Hughes said: “I asked them what their area of expertise was and the final candidates were selected according to the number of questions they answered correctly and the speed in which they answered them”.
If Lancaster makes it through to the television programme, which it has been unable to do for a number of years, the programme will be broadcasted in 2011. Those selected for the programme have not yet been announced.