Regional Support Official
University and College Union
UCU is the trade union for university and college lecturers and Jon spends his time dealing with issues affecting union members in both further and higher education. Prior to this, he worked as a lecturer in further education, teaching sociology at A Level and then training trade union representatives. Jon has written about changes to post-16 education in the RoutledgeFalmer ‘Guide to Key Debates in Education’ and ‘A Lecturer’s Guide to Further Education’. Jon is Treasurer of The Great Debate, a north east organisation that arranges public debates and discussions. He is also a parent governor at Hotspur Primary School and an amateur poker player.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.