Debating Society

Regular sessions every Thursday evening at 18:00 in John Percival Room 4.43, feel free to come along and try a session!

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 one session a week on Thursday evenings. The first half hour is training designed to develop your skills, followed a chance to put them into practice with a debate; 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! 

So, if this is something you’d enjoy, please come along to one of our sessions. You can also get in touch by messaging our Facebook account, or emailing one of our committee members if you're interested in giving us a go!


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25th-26th March

Society Membership

  • Debating Society Standard Membership£8.00


  • Speed Dating Thu 7 Oct 2021 - E-ticket£0.00
  • Welsh Novices Sat 5 Nov 2022 - Members£6.67
  • Bristol Pro-Am Sat 26 Nov 2022 - Members£11.69
  • Liverpool IV Sat 11 Mar 2023 - Members£7.50
  • Southampton Open Sat 4 Mar 2023 - Members£6.67
  • UCL IV Sat 25 Mar 2023 - Members£10.00
  • UCL IV Sat 25 Mar 2023 - General£30.00


Novice Rep Election for 2022/23

Election for this academic year's novice representative, who will serve from election until August 2023.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 26 March 2023 (in 2 days and 10 hours)

The polls open at 00:01 on Monday 27 March 2023 (in 2 days and 10 hours)

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