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19
Oct

BBC’s University Challenge 2016 Tryouts: Represent your Uni on the show

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Tryouts for the hit TV BBC quiz show University Challenge are taking place in the next few weeks, giving you the opportunity to be part of the team that will represent Southampton.

The current team are trying to better previous results and are currently attempting to make a way through to the final, after losing their first round match they are among the highest scoring losers and so can still progress to win.

If you are watching and think that you can do a better job, then the tryout dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 27th at 13.00 in the SU
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31
Aug

Introducing… SUSU the Cat

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We are aware that incoming students will have had lots of information to take in about our amazing facilities, societies and everything else that goes on within the Union; but there is one important thing you might not have been told about.

Here at SUSU we’re home to some amazing students and staff from all over the globe; but we’re also home to our feline friend, the legendary SUSU.

SUSU the cat joined us at the Union in 2002, when she was much younger and skinnier. Porters took pity on her and fed her some scraps of food. Initially too … Read the rest

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03
Feb

More University Challenge as we get set for appearance number four!

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We’ve been talking to University of Southampton students,  Bob De Caux, David Bishop, Richard Evans and Matt Loxham throughout their University Challenge journey. Now, as they get set for their fourth appearance on the show, we’ve been talking to team member Matt Loxham.

Fourth time on the show – is it any less scary now?

A bit, yes.  Certainly the first time watching ourselves, back in August, was very strange.  I hate it when I hear my own voice played back to me on answerphones, so I think for all of us, seeing ourselves on TV was weird – “Do … Read the rest

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10
Jan

University Challenge catch up

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Southampton University brought 2013 to an end with a bang with another fantastic appearance on University Challenge. On 31 December, our alumni team beat Kings College London with a massive 80 point gap. Here, we’ve been catching up with team captain Bob De Caux and finding out more about his University Challenge experience.

How did you find your third appearance on the show?

Funnily enough, I felt more nervous before this one than any of the others, and that wasn’t helped by getting one of the first questions wrong!  Once we got going though, the whole show seemed to fly … Read the rest

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29
Oct

Second time lucky for Southampton University

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Big congratulations to Southampton University students,  Bob De Caux, David Bishop, Richard Evans and Matt Loxham on their appearance on University Challenge. As the guys get set for the second round, we’ve been catching up with team captain team captain Bob De Caux and their University Challenge experience.

 What inspired you to enter the show?

I’ve always been a huge fan of University Challenge and have shouted answers at my TV for years (a lot of them wrong, of course!)  I missed out on the opportunity to go on when I was an undergraduate and assumed that the chance had … Read the rest

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