Fancy your chances in University Challenge 2022?

Find out how to apply for the OU's 2022 team and test your knowledge in our quiz...


“Your starter for 10… Do you love quizzing?”

“Yes”

“Correct, so here’s three bonus questions on applying to be part of Team Open…

Will you be studying with the Open University until at least April 2022?

Can you complete our application form by 31 October 2021?

Could you pick Arts & Literature, Maths & Science, or History & Politics as a specialist subject?

And at the gong…”

We’re looking for five OU student quizzers to be part of Team Open 2022, hopefully representing the Open University on University Challenge in 2022. All are welcome to apply, please don’t be shy! You can watch a short video here where the contestants from the 2021 series share their experiences.

Find out more on how to apply on our website here. Applications close at 11pm on Sunday 31 October. 

And while you’re here, let’s have some fun and test your quiz knowledge… 

  1. 1 Awarded a knighthood in the 2020 New Year Honours list, name the artist and film director who has won both the Turner Prize in 1999, and an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014 for the film '12 Years a Slave’.

    1. Steve McQueen
    2. Ava DuVernay
  2. 2 Which Shakespeare play includes the famous lines: 'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.'?

    1. As You Like It
    2. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  3. 3 What spacecraft took samples of rock from asteroid Bennu 200 million miles from Earth in October 2020?

    1. Perseverance
    2. OSIRIS-REx
  4. 4 In December 1988, who became the first female Prime Minister in a Muslim-majority country, and was assassinated 19 years later in December 2007?

    1. Khaleda Zia
    2. Benazir Bhutto
  5. 5 What is the smallest perfect number?

    1. 28
    2. 6

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Lara Munday

Lara is a member of the OU Students Association staff team.

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