LONDON, THURSDAY, 4th March 2020 – The Brunei Students’ Union in the United Kingdom and Eire (BSUnion) hosted the ‘Brunei University Challenge 2020’ at The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London on Saturday, 29th February 2020.
A total of 13 teams, consisting of 4 students per team, participated in the event. The event showcased these teams competing against each other in the battle of intelligence and knowledge to see which team will rise to the top. The morning session saw the preliminary rounds, whereas the quarter final, semi-final and final rounds were held in the afternoon. The questions asked were difficult and challenging, with a wide range of topics including humanities, science and knowledge on Brunei.
In attendance to spectate the semi-finals and the finals were the guest of honour, Her Excellency Pengiran Hajah Rooslina Weti binti Pengiran Haji Kamaludin, The High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom, along with officers from the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom, The Brunei Students’ Unit, and students from different universities in the United Kingdom.
Before the semi-final rounds began, Dayangku Nurin Nabeelah binti Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, The Vice President for Administration and Finance of The Brunei Students’ Union in the United Kingdom and Eire gave her speech, congratulating all the teams who participated and making the event the most participated Brunei University Challenge since it was introduced.
Each team played incredibly, showing off their world knowledge and impressing the audience with rarely known facts. Two teams battled for the title of champion in the final round; ‘Kurapak Kampung Kitani’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’. In the end, ‘Kurapak Kampung Kitani’ brought the trophies home.
The guest of honour, Her Excellency Pengiran Hajah Rooslina Weti binti Pengiran Haji Kamaludin, The High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom, was then invited to award prizes for the champions, Kurapak Kampung Kitani, and the runner-up, Artificial Intelligence, and also handed out certificates to all the teams who participated in the event. The event ended with a group photo session and refreshments served at Brunei Hall, London.
The Brunei University Challenge is sponsored by Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd (BLNG), Royal Brunei Airlines and Findlay.
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