Kingston students strike gold in pub quiz final

Kingston University team The Last Bastion of Communism took the £1,500 Golden Prize in last night's national final of the Planning Student Quiz, sponsored by RPS Group.

Winners: The Last Bastion of Communism
Winners: The Last Bastion of Communism

Majeed Neky, Margaret Shum, Kieran Taylor and Florence Temple from the university’s planning masters course won the competition with 81.5 points. Taylor said the winnings would probably be spent in Warsaw, which the team are due to visit on a university field trip.

Runners-up Austin’s Angels from the University of Birmingham finished three and a half points behind the leaders in a high-scoring event at the Grace bar and restaurant off Piccadilly Circus. The team was made up of Jacob Bonehill, Daniel Comerford, Jo Singleton and Jonathan Clarke.
PPS I Love You, also from Kingston, came in third.

"We were a bit nervous when the popular culture questions came up, because we’re all a bit geeky, but we managed to hold on. We’re very pleased to have won, and very pleased to have two Kingston teams in the top three," said Taylor.

University of Manchester teams Plantastic and The Bristow Bunch finished in fourth and six places respectively, with Birmingham’s Enemies of Enterprise in fifth position. Also in the running were Only Here for the Freebies from the University of the West of England and Cardiff University’s We’re Totally Pickled.

"It’s great to hear that the students are still determined to get into planning despite the difficulties facing the sector.  I hope they will emerge into a slightly better jobs market when they finish their courses," said RPS senior director Geoff Bullock, who presented the winners with the prize cheque.

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