Always wanted to battle it out with lawyers, economists, psychologists or medics? Now is your chance, at the first Faculty Fight organised by UM Sport to celebrate its anniversary on Wednesday, 25 May, together with the MUSST Sports Council and study and student sport associations.
The teams, consisting of six to eight students from the same faculty (multiple teams may register per faculty), must have a combination of “physical strength, endurance, creativity, cleverness and strategic skills,” says Netty Bekkers from UM Sport. They will be asked to complete a round - full of fun sports events - that takes them past all faculties. “We will begin at Randwijck in the morning. Alderman for Sports and UM alumnus, Gerdo van Grootheest, will fire the starting shot. In the afternoon, we will move to the city centre. Teams fight for their own faculties and have ten immediate opponents for each section.” At the faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, the programme includes a ‘organ donor race’, whereas the School of Business and Economics has planned a stock exchange game.
The teams' scores of each faculty will be added up and averaged. During the "third half", the faculty with the highest average score will receive a cup from the hands of the vice-president of the Executive Board, André Postema. There is also a prize for the best team.