Wednesday, March 04, 2009

a starter for ten

Something fishy is going on at University Challenge. After a deluge of press attention over the sight of an intelligent woman!!! being cleverer than the male contestants. the BBC have now disqualified the winning team after it was found that one of its members had left university and found a job in the time between the first two rounds and the final.
what is odd is that the BBC seem to not noticed that the university year ends in May and therfore if you record the rounds before May and the final in the autumn, then at least a third of possible students will have left and found employment elsewhere.
does that mean that third year students are now disqualified from taking part in University challenge? in case they do not go into post graduate education but instead return to the real world.

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