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.
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.
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.