DMU prepares to host its Faculty Championships competition

By Muhsin Cabdi

Students and staff at De Montfort University are preparing for the first Faculty Championship which will start tomorrow evening (THURS FEB 1) at The Venue from 6pm-9pm.

The competition pits six departments of the university against each other in the race for one to be named DMU Faculty Champion and will be covered by Demon Media and streamed on the Vijay Patel screen.

Derrick Mensah, De Montfort University’s Vice-President of Student Activities, said: “It is a game show competition between faculties, with six teams altogether.”

The purpose behind the competition is to bring the university together, including the students not involved in sports groups and other societies such as Demon Media.

Mr Mensah said: “A lot of students don’t have time to commit to student groups so this gives them a chance to engage and expand in their faculties.”

The competition consists of nine games and they are scheduled to take place throughout the year.

The six teams will consist of both students and members of staff and they will compete in events such as Wheel of Words, Numbers, Not So Hungry Hippos, Balloon Relay, Dodgeball, It Takes Two To Eat, The Big Faculty Quiz topped off with a surprise round and an interesting round named ‘The Challenge.’

The team that wins the event on the night will take away a trophy and at the end of the year the faculty which held the trophy for the longest period of time will be crowned faculty champions.

It is still possible for people to join by visiting the website. The cost to spectate or participate in the events is £1 for students and staff alike.

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