Welcome to Debating

The Leeds Debating Union welcomes both debating experts and beginners 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: Friday 8:30PM – 9:30PM LUU Room 6

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: Wednesday 8:00PM – 10:00PM LUU Room 5

We'll teach you anything and everything you need to know to be a great debater, so these sessions are perfect for complete beginners and experienced debaters! 

Additionally, we'll be leading teams to attend university debate competitions across the country throughout the year. They sound scary, but trust us, they're super fun and a great way to meet people and build skills! We're also planning on entering international competitions in other parts of Europe. Follow us on our socials to stay up to date on our plans!


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 afterward for a chat and a drink!


Contact us on our socials!


We can't wait to see you all!