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About Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. It is based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Headquarters Location

Garthdee Road Garthdee House

Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 7QB,

United Kingdom

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Latest Robert Gordon University News

University Challenge students stumped by questions on famous Teesside bridge builder - can you do any better?

Jan 18, 2023

Have a go at the Cleveland Bridge teasers and see if you can get the answers right Jeremy Paxman, host of University Challenge It is the telly quiz that everyone loves to have a go at but quite frankly, leaves most of us scratching our heads. But Teesside ears pricked up in the latest episode of BBC2's University Challenge when host Jeremy Paxman posed some teasers with a very strong connection to our area. Did you tune in - and more importantly, did you get the answers right? The programme aired on Monday night, January 9, and saw students from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Courtauld Institute of Art, London face each other to compete for a place in the quarter finals of the competition. During the show Jeremy set a Starter for 10 question which was correctly answered by the team from Robert Gordon. The three bonus questions that followed were about the work of the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company which was founded in Darlington in 1877 and which, as anyone from our neck of the woods knows, is responsible for some of the world's most famous structures. Take our quiz below to see if you know the answers or click on the link here. With an average age of 31, the Robert Gordon team, made up of students studying for qualifications in analytical science, accounting and finance, pharmacy and legal practice, shot each other some puzzled looks before the three bonus questions began. They managed to get just one of them right, earning them five points to add to their total. But how would you fare? You can take our quiz here and have a go for yourself. UK bridge and structural steel company Cleveland Bridge built landmarks including the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe, the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough and the Forth Road and Humber bridges in the UK not to mention London's famous Wembley Arch. It closed down in 2021 after falling into administration. The team from Robert Gordon faced questions on Cleveland Bridge The Robert Gordon team might not have fared too well with their Cleveland Bridge knowledge, but it didn't stop them. They went on to win Episode 18 of University Challenge and now go through to the quarter finals. You can watch the full episode on BBC iPlayer here. READ NEXT:

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  • Where is Robert Gordon University's headquarters?

    Robert Gordon University's headquarters is located at Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

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