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WHO WE ARE

The Debates Union is second oldest society at the University of Edinburgh and has a long-standing tradition of promoting social and political dialogue.

 

Besides holding weekly workshops, we host a variety of public debates throughout the year, as well as the annual Edinburgh Cup and two schools competitions.

 

We are one of the most successful debating societies in the UK, regularly breaking to finals and semifinals at competitions both nationally and overseas.

 

SCHOOLS OUTREACH

At EUDU we are proud to run the largest schools programme in Scotland. In addition to our two major competitions, Edinburgh Juniors in Autumn and Edinburgh Schools in Spring, we offer training and teaching for all of our local schools. We strongly believe that debating should fun and accessible for all children, regardless of background, which is why we are currently expanding our outreach programme. Many of our members are also actively involved in training programmes such as Debate League and Debate Mate.

 

Find out more about each of the competitions using the links below. If you think that EUDU can help your debate programme in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jamie Beverstock, our schools coodinator via schools@eudu.org.

JUNIORS (open to S1-S3 or equivalent): one day competition, three rounds, break to finals.

 

SCHOOLS (open to S1-S6 or equivalent): one day competition, three rounds, break to finals.

Click on the icon to view past results from Edinburgh Schools and Edinburgh Juniors

 
 

THE EDINBURGH CUP AND WOM*N'S OPEN 

in association with Digby Brown Solicitors

The Edinburgh Cup is our two-day Open competition, held in October marking the beginning of the year's national debating season. The tournament runs over a full weekend, with all in-rounds taking place on Saturday, culminating in one of our famed socials. On Sunday we hold the semifinals and final of the competition.

The Chief Adjudication Panel: Josh Ashworth, John Karellis, Jacklin Kwan. 

Wom*n's Open is a competition for debaters for whom at least part of their identity is female. The competition takes place on Friday.

The Chief Adjudication Panel: Suzanne Elliott, Rosie Vorri, Nicole O'Sullivan.

About Digby Brown Solicitors:

As Scotland’s largest personal injury firm, Digby Brown are experts at helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own. For over 110 years, Digby Brown have helped accident victims gain access to justice through excellent client care and pioneering funding schemes.

 

The firm have specialist teams dedicated to securing compensation for accident victims, whether they are pursuing a claim for an accident at work, or compensation for a car crash.  Digby Brown understand the impact an accident can have, and strive to ensure they get their clients the justice they deserve.

 

Not only are Digby Brown the top ranked personal injury firm in Scotland, but they have also won awards for their contributions to charity and local communities. Driven by professionalism, integrity, compassion, and respect, the firm’s core values centre around its people – both clients and employees alike.

 

Recognising the importance of debate and equality in challenging times, Digby Brown have chosen to sponsor the 2019 Edinburgh Cup and Women’s Open, and will also be hosting two further debating events over the course of the academic year.

KEY INFORMATION:

 

11/10/19 - 13/10/19

Team Cap: 48 for Ed Cup           

24 for Ed Womn*n's

N-1 applies 

For further information contact:

Georgia Bentley
Competitions Convenor

competitions@eudu.org

Watch the Grand Final here:

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