ALUMNI

As Debating Matters continues to expand, alumni help in organising, chairing and judging at events becomes invaluable. As an alumnus of the competition, you could help to ensure the smooth-running of the Qualifying Rounds by helping out on the day, either generally by helping to set-up and run the event, or as a chair or judge. By the time that we reach the Regional Finals and National Final stage of the competition, events become more complex and the team need assistance in all kinds of areas, whether its mentoring teams, dealing with press, co-ordinating film crew or logistical help.

Find out why our Alumni enjoy Debating Matters:

Tom Ogg
Tom Ogg
Graveney School

DM was one of my first and most important opportunities to be challenged and to make my way in the world. Read more.

Ashley Mallett
Ashley Mallett
Wath Comprehensive School

The competition means so much to me and it gives me pride to see it expand and go from strength to strength, knowing that I have contributed to part of its success. Read more.

Andrew Wheelhouse
Andrew Wheelhouse
Luton Sixth Form College

Debating Matters serves as my mental whetstone today as surely as when I sat quaking before my first qualifying round debate 6 years ago. Read more.

Patrice Ellis
Patrice Ellis
Hutton Church of England Grammar School

I was able to look back and reflect that I now felt confident in intellectual and social situations with not only peers but also superiors. Read more.

Ed Noel
Ed Noel
Barton Court Grammar School

Taking part in the competition has given me a number of invaluable experiences, good friends and a stock of skills which have stood me in good stead ever since. Read more.

Find out what more of our alumni think of the competition.

If you've just left school, join this years alumni Debating Matters Alumni Facebook group.

Participants of the first Debating Matters India competition have also established own group, Dialogue, and are looking to assist in the future running of the competition there.

If you’re a past Debating Matters participant and would like to join the alumni network, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Sign up to the Debating Matters Facebook fan page for all the latest updates and follow us on Twitter.

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