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:
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.”
“Debating Matters shaped my early adult life, making me think seriously about the world and my place in it. Read more.”
“Debating Matters has encouraged me to question the way I think, not only in intellectual environments, but in everyday life. Read more.”
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.”
“DM was one of my first and most important opportunities to be challenged and to make my way in the world. Read more.”
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.