You’ve been given 15 minutes to build a convincing argument for a subject you know nothing about…go!
Whether you want to develop your public speaking skills, build your confidence, or just meet some great people and have fun, you’ll fit right into debating society. We hold 2 sessions a week, on Monday and Thursday evenings, the first designed to develop your skills, and the second a chance to put them into practice; this can be as a speaker or as a judge, so everybody will be involved, and the choice is yours as to which you’d prefer! Alongside this, we regularly participate in competitions run by other societies up and down the country, both online and in-person, with subsidised travel and your competition fees paid by us!
Our membership is made up of people from many different courses, levels of study, and nationalities, so whatever your background, you’ll be sure to feel welcome. We have a range of regular socials sure to fit anyone’s taste, whether it’s a quiet drink at the pub, a meal out or even laser tag, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy, it’s not all arguing after all!
We also host regular public debates and guest speakers, for members of the local community and student population to attend, most recently including high profile diplomats and lecturers to talk about current affairs and to offer alternate points of view to those you may usually consider.
So, if this is something you’d enjoy, come along to our Give it a Go or taster session and find out what we’re all about, we look forward to seeing you.
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