Debating Union

Whether you want to voice your opinions, debate competitively, or just improve your public speaking and self-confidence, the debating union has you covered.

Come along to one of our weekly practice sessions to hone your skills through a variety of activities and debates. Our sessions are very accessible and designed so that everyone, from veteran debaters to people too shy to speak at first, are able to take part and enjoy themselves. We also run other events each week, which can include big debates with guest speakers, collaborations with other societies, competitions, socials, and more. Our practice sessions are Tuesdays at 18:00 in Room 1077/Nuffield building 6.

Feel free to drop in, and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our events.

About Debating Union

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Debating Union, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

NameCostValid PeriodDetailsJoin
Free MembershipFREE01/07/2019 - 30/06/2020Free access to weekly practice sessions and socials. Also includes access for most internal debates unless stated otherwise.

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Debating Union this year are:

  • Jordan Scott
  • Ethan Toogood
    Committee member
  • Peter Kirk
    Committee member
  • James McNealey
    Committee member
  • Laura Capitelli
    Committee member
  • James Channon
    Committee member
  • Rose-Lourdes Fils-Aime
    Competitions Officer
  • Saleha Noor
    Equity Officer
  • Kayleigh Littlemore
  • Parth Pandya
  • Lewis Mott
    Social Media and Publicity Officer
  • Constantin-Marian Coica
    Social Secretary
  • Thomas Clabon
    Speaker Coordination Officer
  • Norwyn Crame
  • Joshua Spicer
    Vice President