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Weekly Club Nights 🧠🗣

Our Weekly Club Nights are every Thursday at 6pm!

If you’ve never debated before, or want a recap as to what it’s all about, there'll be another ‘How to Debate’ seminar which will build on the things discussed at the first club night and will include watching a show debate. If you're keen to develop your skills as a judge you'll be able to trainee, and if you’re keen to get debating, you’ll be able to put your name down and we will sort you into a team (or you and your friends can enter as a team).

End of Year Awards! 🎉

Congratulations to Chris, who won President of the Year at the University Club's awards on October 4 🌟 Chris was also appointed as a life member of the club at the end of year BYO on October 19. Chris has contributed hundreds of hours to the club during his time at the university and has helped bring the society to new heights this year. We're sad to see you go, but best of luck for the future and we hope to have you back and judging for us again soon.

We also gave out a range of awards at the end of year BYO. Congratulations to Sharuka Wikramanayake and Susie Middleton who won the Log O'Johnston final. Commiserations to all other speakers, it was a high-quality final. Thanks to our panel for judging for us. Congratulations also to our other prize winners: Oscar Sims who won the Service Shield; Chenchen Huang who won the George Minton Shield for Social Excellence; Brontë Page who won the Oratory Shield and Best Adjudicator; Karan Kalsi who won Most Promising Male Debater; Hanna Thompson who won Most Promising Female Debater; and Arun Prakash who won the award for Best Debater

Auckland IV

Auckland IV is the most highly awaited event of the debating calendar so make sure you keep yourself free on the 17th and 18th of November!! 

Entry to this BP tournament is open, so anyone (school students, university students, former university students and our international friends) can come along!! ⭐️ Teams are of 2, so find a friend and keep an eye on the Facebook event for further details.

Come and check out the tournaments that you can attend throughout the year.

We run events throughout the year, ranging from regular club nights to social events and public debates.

Make sure to sign up so you can enjoy the full benefits of membership. It's only $10 for the full year, or you can sign up online for $12.