In association with

Gold employer partners

About the competition

Be part of the National Student Challenge 2017!

Want to challenge yourself? Want to know if you are the brightest in your class? The brightest in your college? The brightest student in Ireland? Well now is your chance. Not only will you be in with the opportunity of winning up to €1,000, you could also be crowned Ireland’s brightest student, not a bad addition to your CV!

The gradireland National Student Challenge gives you the chance to see how you compare to students from across Ireland’s top Universities. It is free to enter, it is all online and will only take 40 minutes of your time.

The online element of the Challenge will open in September and will run until February 2017. At that point the Top 60 students on the leaderboard will be invited to take part in the Final Day Event. There they will be put through seven physical and mental Challenges set by our employer partners, which will determine the winner of the Challenge - further details on the Final Day Challenges will be unveiled as we approach the close of the online element!

Register with to keep up to date with all of the news on the National Student Challenge 2017.

Winner Bronagh Kearns gradireland National Student Challenge 2016 2nd place Rebekah Murphy gradireland National Student Challenge 2016
3rd plave Oisin Taylor gradireland National Student Challenge 2016 gradireland National Student Challenge 2016 task
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See the full Final Day 2016 Event photoset on Flickr or our Facebook page.

  1. Patrick Cormac English (4339pts)
  2. David Quirke (4314pts)
  3. CiarĂ¡n Martin (4290pts)
    NUI Galway
  4. Lucy Elliott (4256pts)
    Ulster University
  5. Joanna Singleton (4244pts)
    Queen's University Belfast
  6. Harry Hawkins (4233pts)
    ITT Dublin
  7. Cheng Long (4230pts)
  8. Robert Hillary (4204pts)
    NUI Galway
  9. Conor O'Brien (4192pts)
    Trinity College Dublin
  10. Shane O'Sullivan (4184pts)
    University College Cork