PEOPLE

  • Patrick Hayes

    Director

    British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)

    Discussing education, politics, social media and economics, Patrick has made a wide range of national media appearances and is a columnist for Education Today, Huffington Post and Innovate My School. In a voluntary capacity, he is a trustee of the non-profit Young Journalists’ Academy, an active supporter of youth-education charity WORLDwrite and was one of the founding producers of the Academy of Ideas Battle of Ideas festival, held annually at the Barbican, London. Patrick was previously Business Development Director at TES Global, publishers of the Times Educational Supplement and THE and host to the largest network of teachers in the world, where he had overall responsibility for Merger & Acquisition activity, investor relations and the TES Global advisory board. He holds a first-class degree from the University of Warwick - which included a year’s study at Queen’s University, Canada - and was awarded full scholarships to undertake an MA at the University of Sussex and an Executive MBA specialising in business strategy from Henley Business School.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

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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