University Challenge


On Wednesday 12th July 10 UCTC Sixth Formers took the trip to Heathfield Sixth Form to take part in an inter-college University Challenge against Hailsham, Heathfield and Uplands.

The UCTC team consisted of: Ben Ricketts (Team Captain), Megan Roser, Perry Petracopoulos and Jacob Bartlett. The Challenge was composed of 8 rounds; History, Science and Maths, Literature, Art and Popular Culture, Sport, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, and Quick Fire.

UCTC had a strong start with the History round, Perry’s extensive historical knowledge won the team 30 points, giving us an early lead. As the team worked their way through the rounds, we maintained a strong first position. It was not until the Current Affairs round that Heathfield overtook us and unfortunately we were not able to catch them up again We finished the challenge on 295 points, and in a very close second place. The team worked extremely well together and were able to draw on their individual strengths to create a cohesive and united team.