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IT Student Challenge United Kingdom 2019

The IT Student of the Year Challenge United Kingdom is a Challenge designed to inspire creative and dynamic computer science Students & young Professionals located in the UK.

The challenge is played online and open during 6 weeks. Registration is free and open during the entire duration of the Challenge.

Members of the jury & Generous Contributors of this challenge:

Liz Bacon
Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Abertay University
Marie-Luce Bourguet
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London
William Buchanan
Marcin Budka
Professor of Data Science at Bournemouth University
Kevin Curran
Professor in Cyber Security at University of Ulster
Tasos Dagiuklas
Head of Computer Science at London South Bank University
James Davenport
Hebron & Medlock Professor of Information Technology at University of Bath
Mahmoud Hashem Eiza
Lecturer in Computing at Lancaster University
Stefanos Kollias
Founding Professor of Machine Learning at University of Lincoln
Irene Kyza
Lecturer in Computational Mathematics at University of Dundee
Carlos Matos
Haralambos Mouratidis
Professor of Software Systems Engineering at University of Brighton
Derrick Newton
Lecturer in Computer Science at Coventry University
Harin Sellahewa
Head of Applied Computing Department at University of Buckingham
Elena Simperl
Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton
Vassil Vassilev
Lecturer & Researcher in Computer Science at London Metroplitan University
Hélène de Ribaupierre
Lecturer Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University
Terms and Conditions: 

Scores calculation and Jokers:

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to 20 questions. The questions will be multiple-choice (never more than 4 choices maximum) with one or several good answer(s).

  • A good answer gives you 2 point
  • A wrong answer results in a score of (-1)
  • When you skip a question, you win nor lose points.

The total score will be the cumulative score of all questions answered within the set timeframe of 15 minutes.

The contest allows the usage of three ‘jokers’:

  • The "50/50", forcing the on-line test to take out half of the possible answers to a question,
  • The "Ask the challengers", where the percentage of the other challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you and

Results, Data privacy & Information Sharing

After you complete the Challenge, you will see your result for the Challenge immediately, but not the answers. The details of your score and your ranking will be released in your userboard at the end of the Challenge so that the answers cannot be shared among players during the Challenge.

The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. The following personal data about the participants will be collected by EDITx: first name, last name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and Linkedin profile (if present). Personal data are used for the following purposes:

  • To monitor the correct competition process
  • To analyse and optimise EDITx
  • To set up the statboard & leaderboard at the end of the Challenge

EDITx Regulation and general conditions

Cookies, intellectual property, data privacy, responsibility, applicable law and court jurisdiction: for more information, see Challenge terms, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From 30/10/2019 to 17/12/2019

Challenge closed !

Time to complete:
Maximum 900 seconds
Number of questions:
Bonus available:
  • 50-50
  • Ask the challengers