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UC take out University Challenge!

Click to see my interview with team captain Gerald Pfeifer
Click to see my interview with team captain Gerald Pfeifer

You may have seen on Prime last Saturday the final episode of the 2015 University Challenge series…which we won!

The show had not run in New Zealand since 1989, so after a 25-year hiatus it’s pretty awesome to have UC take out the win.

Our team featured Gerald Pfeifer as the captain as well as Daniel Redmond, Rachael Harris, Stewart Alexander and Liam Boardman.

Together they travelled to Invercargill last winter break to film the series over a week. They were sworn to secrecy about the result of the show for nine months until screening!

The UC team faced a real challenge against Victoria University in the semi-final, but used their speed on the buzzers to knock them out. When it came to the final against Auckland University we were on a roll, and in the final minutes secured the crucial points to win the series.

I caught up with Gerald to see what it was like being on TV, and what was involved behind the scenes. Make sure you click on the video above to hear what it felt like to win the series!

If you didn’t catch the series on TV, you can watch online here with your Sky Go login.

Click here to read more about the win and Canterbury’s history on the show.

What’s the haps?!

Monday 15- Friday




This week will celebrate all that is the environment and the local community and is brought to campus by the guys and gals at the Sustainability Office. Check here for details of all their great springtime events.

Monday 15
Free bananas in the Undercroft from 12-2 courtesy of UC ECOWeek!

ECOWeek Quiz Night at Bentleys from 7-8pm. Test your smarts at their environmentally themed quiz and prove yourself a questionnaire extraordinaire!

Tuesday 16th
UC Gaming Guild’s ‘Return of the Retro’ and their AGM will be on from 4.00pm at Bentley’s Bar on campus. This FREE event includes various games and activities and even some prizes!

Thursday 18
 Expand your wardrobe and get some cheap second-hand threads at the OpSoc Opshopping in the Undercroft event from 12-2.

Women in Engineering AGM will be held at 5.00pm in the Engineering Core Common Room in the Engineering Block. If you’re a member then go along and make sure your voice counts about who will be on the WiE Exec for 2015.

– From 7.00-7.30pm don’t forget to head along to the UC Eco Club Mashup where various eco-minded clubs such as UC Surf Club and UC Vegetarian Club will have their own stalls. There will be yummy food, and even spot prizes so don’t miss out!

– Have you ever wondered what the UC fine arts folk actually do? Well now you can go on a behind the scenes tour! From 2.00-3.00 pm the School of Fine Arts will be open for people to have a nosy, which is especially good if you are considering some of their courses!

Friday 19
Edible Campus Tour! Eat things on campus??? No seriously, as part of UC ECOWeek there will be tours of the campus from 1-3pm, including the Okeover community gardens, which will be followed by snacks and pizza. Not to be missed!