OUR SQUAD IN STATS
WHAT WE DO
The Union has been a major force in European debating for several years. At the 2015 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Durham A placed 9th overall, an incredible achievement! In 2014 two teams reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in Zagreb, the hardest competition in the world to break at. The 2015 teams narrowly missed out on the break, with Durham A finishing 17th.
Durham regularly sends teams abroad, particularly over the holidays. Other than the above, recent successes have occurred in the Netherlands, Israel, Greece and Ireland.
If you would like the chance to improve your skill and represent the University in a competitive environment you will be given the opportunity to enter competitions in Durham and around the UK .
The Union has an excellent reputation on the circuit and in the past year, has shown itself to also be one of the most successful squads, with strong performances in all major competitions, and winning in Bristol, Royal Holloway, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle over the last few years.
Each year Durham hosts three major competitions. Our Inter-Varsity competition is one of the largest in the UK, attracting teams from across Europe (and, last year, even a couple from Malaysia!). We host an international schools competition over the Easter break that draws teams from as far a field as Canada . At the end of the Easter term we host the Durham Open, renowned for the both quality of competition and social events.