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The Debating Union gives both debating experts and beginners a warm welcome to the world of public speaking!

We meet twice a week to debate anything and everything – from hard-hitting current affairs to light-hearted matters. There is always a debate for everyone and anyone to enjoy.

Casual Debate - Mondays (LUU Room 4 19.00-20.00)

Fun, casual, and laidback sessions where we debate a wide variety of topics! Open to everyone and very beginner friendly - no skill or experience required.

Competitive Debate - Wednesdays (LUU Room 3 18.00-19.30)

Training sessions that will teach general public speaking and communication as well as British Parliamentary (BP) style of debate. We teach you anything and everything you need to know to be a great debater so these sessions are perfect for complete beginners to experienced arguers! Additionally, we provide the opportunity to enter country-wide university debate competitions throughout the year. They sound scary but trust us, they're super fun and a great way to meet people and build skills!


We run a wide variety of socials, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic! Previous socials have involved drunk debates, club nights, Otley runs, quizzes, group meals, etc. We also love to invite everyone to the pub afterwards for a chat and a drink!

Contact us at or on our socials!

Can't wait to see you all!

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