ALUMNI: A to Z

Caitlín Comins

Caitlín Comins

Debating Matters has provided me with the confidence to express my ideas and views within any context and feel that what I have to say is valued. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2011
CURRENTLY
Camberwell College of Art

John D'Silva

John D'Silva

Debating Matters allows you to continue engaging with new ideas even after you have left the competition and take on board different points of view that may be out of your ‘comfort zone’. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2011
UNIVERSITY
BSc Chemistry and Maths, Durham University

Rose Davis

Rose Davis

Debating Matters has broadened my thinking, developed the notion that nothing is infallible and made me question everything. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2009
UNIVERSITY
UCL
CURRENTLY
associate partner manager, Amazon UK

Patrice Ellis

Patrice Ellis

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.

COMPETITION YEAR
2010
UNIVERSITY
BSc Economics, University of Sheffield

Craig Fairnington

Craig Fairnington

It was through DM that I realised that debate, argument and discussion...are truly essential ways to shape our own thoughts and views, and to shape the world around us. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2006
UNIVERSITY
BSc Physics, University of St Andrews

James King

James King

I’ve personally found that the skills of research, analysis, and nuanced argument helped me no end in my interviews at university – in particular, an interview with a notoriously combative tutor became a lot less nerve-wracking once I realised it was essentially a debate, and about a motion I’d already covered in Debating Matters! Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2012
UNIVERSITY
Geography, St Edmunds Hall - University of Oxford

Miriam Malek

Miriam Malek

Debating Matters has encouraged me to question the way I think, not only in intellectual environments, but in everyday life. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2011
UNIVERSITY
BA Philosophy, King's College London

Ashley Mallett

Ashley Mallett

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.

COMPETITION YEAR
2009
CURRENTLY
Wilford Smith Solicitors

John Milnes-Smith

John Milnes-Smith

Alumni watch on as slightly awkward and halting debates in the classroom transform into some of the most impressive and heated intellectual discussions. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2002
UNIVERSITY
BSc International Relations and History, London School of Economics

Ed Noel

Ed Noel

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.

COMPETITION YEAR
2007
UNIVERSITY
Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
CURRENTLY
teacher

Lissy Verrall

Lissy Verrall

Debating Matters is so important to me because it was the first time I had to justify beliefs to people that wanted to listen and engage in an intellectual discussion. Read more.

COMPETITION YEAR
2012
UNIVERSITY
BSc Government and History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Andrew Wheelhouse

Andrew Wheelhouse

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.

COMPETITION YEAR
2007
UNIVERSITY
Law at St John's College, Cambridge
CURRENTLY
paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP

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