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College Competitions

Charities Challenge Netball Game

Charities Challenge

The Charities Challenge is your chance to help raise money and make a difference in the community. Each College enters a team who choose a charity to support and promote. The students involved gain valuable experience creating a variety of fundraising events such as car washing, bake sales and sports tournaments. The teams present their experiences in a report and everyone comes together for a Charity Showcase where certificates are awarded by the University Provost.


Debating Competition

The Intercollegiate Debating Competition is a great way for first year undergraduates to improve your skills in debating, researching and public speaking. The winning team receives gift vouchers and the famous College Debating Mace.

Sustainability windmill

Sustainability Challenge

Green Lancaster runs a sustainability challenge to encourage students to ‘think green’ and find ways to make life on campus more sustainable. Each team is coached by an academic to hone their concept to work it up into a plausible proposal, before presenting it to a panel of judges. The winning team wins a cash prize and the chance to turn their project into a reality.

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Inter-College Quiz

Each year, the eight Undergraduate Colleges compete in a University Challenge style quiz. Questions are set by academic staff from across the University, who usually also judge the various heats as well as the final in the spring.