PEOPLE

  • Jon Bryan

    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

Regional Final: North East 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Qualifying Round: Durham 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: Durham 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2016/17

DEBATE: Medical data sharing

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Qualifying Round: Durham 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Gateshead 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Regional Final: North East 2012/13

DEBATE: Green Belt

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Northumberland 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Durham 2011/12

DEBATE: Media Regulation

Qualifying Round: Durham 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

UPCOMING EVENTS

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



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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