Debating Challenge

Image shows the winners Fylde in the debating competition

The annual inter-College debating competition is back! This is an in-person challenge that will commence and conclude in Michaelmas term 2021. We need you to sign up to take part and represent Pendle College. If you want to meet new people, develop your presentation skills, team working and research skills then this is the challenge for you! Along with the coveted Debating Mace, the winning team will also win voucher prizes.

Debating is a process of formal discussion around a topic in which the participants are assigned a viewpoint with the aim of persuading people. This helps us think more critically, engage with opposing views and improve our public speaking. The topic for each debate will be revealed a week ahead of time to allow your team to prepare.

We require three speakers (first year students only) and a team of researchers (any year) for each undergraduate college team.

The Debating Competition is just one of the inter-collegiate competitions that run during the year, and this one is supported and coordinated by Lancaster Debating Union.

Interested in taking part?

  1. Complete the Expression of Interest form
  2. Encourage your friends and flat mates to take part
  3. Attend the Introductory Session on Monday 25th October 2021 at 7pm in Faraday Lecture Theatre to find out more
  4. Follow Lancaster Debating Union on Facebook and Instagram to get regular updates

Competition Timetable

**The Quarter finals and the Semi-finals will be a closed event with no audience present to allow you to develop your skills. An audience will be permitted to attend the Final.**

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