Nation-changing debates once every week during term-time.

The Union holds a star-studded debate on a major national or global issue once a week on a Friday during term-time. Our debates often attract significant attention and have recently been reported on in the Guardian, the Times, the Telegraph and the Independent.

For these debates we consult with our members to choose a wide range of engaging topics, from commercialisation in sport to foreign policy. Past speakers include: Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg, Theresa May, Vince Cable Shami Chakrabarti, John Bercow, David Davis, Caroline Lucas, Sir Graham Brady, Michael Hesseltine, Ted Heath, Jon Snow & Andrew Marr.

Our debates provide our members a chance to have your say, speaking alongside guest speakers, challenging them through points of information, floor speeches, and questions, as well as voting at the end.