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Guess our success

The countdown to the Commonwealth Games is over, but how many medals will Edinburgh University win?

Students who hope to compete at the Commonwealth Games

Hurdler Eilidh Child, a physical education graduate and recent inductee into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame, will lead us into the frae as captain of Team Scotland at the Games.

In it to win it

43 students, staff and graduates will be involved in Glasgow, nearly double the number associated with the Delhi 2010 Games, and the University hopes to be represented in 11 of the 17 featured disciplines, including swimming, squash, athletics and hockey.

Your chance to win a piece of history

To celebrate the University’s part in the Games, we have have a treat for Scottish swimming fans.

Predict how many medals Team Edinburgh (staff, students and alumni) will win during the Games and win a framed alumni bag that has been signed by our nine competing Commonwealth swimmers, some of whom are current, and hopefully future, Olympians.

Guess our success

How to enter

Email your medal count to us by 5pm on Friday 25 July and we will announce the winner shortly after the final event (Squash Mixed Doubles) on Sunday 3 August.

In the case of a tie there will be a draw for a winner from the correctly predicted entries.

Supporting our sporting students

The University of Edinburgh’s sports facilities and programmes are among the finest in the UK.

You can help to continue the legacy from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games into and beyond the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Eric Liddell High Performance Scholarship supports gifted students realise their sporting potential.

Find out more about Eric Liddell High Performance Scholarships