OUR WORLD CLASS DEBATE SQUAD
OUR WORLD CLASS DEBATE SQUAD
Learn more about competitive debate at our nation-leading union.

Durham is one of the leaders on the UK debating circuit- every week the Union sends out debaters to compete in competitions all around the UK. Further to domestic success, Durham also annually sends out debaters to the European debating competition and the World debating competition.

Anon. Director of Debating


ALL TRAINING IS PROVIDED ONLY TO UNION MEMBERS FREE OF CHARGE

our debate streams

NDP (Novice Debate Practice)

(Open to all) For those who are new to debate in the British Parliamentary Format or to Public Speaking

IDP (Intermediate Debate Practice)

(Open to all) For those who are accustomed to the British Parliamentary Format and wanting to go a level further.

ADP (Advanced Debate Practice)

(By Invitation) For those who are highly proficient in competitive debate in the British Parliamentary Format and have previously had breaks.

Our Internal Competitions


Durham is renowned for the strength of its internal competitions as well. Each year in Michaelmas the Freshers’ Cup is hotly contested, showcasing the newest talent and the future of the Union. In Epiphany, the Inter-Collegiate Cup displays the best debaters from each college. Each Easter, the Robson Cup is held to determine the best individual speaker in the University.

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