• Ross Renton

    Pro Vice Chancellor Students

    University of Worcester

    Ross has a wide range of responsibilities, including leading the strategy for delivering an outstanding student experience, increasing student recruitment, widening participation, community partnership and employability. He represents the University at a national level on these issues and has been an advisor to a number of public and private organisations. In his previous role as Dean of Students at the University of Hertfordshire he led a number of key projects, which included the establishment of four schools and two University Technical Colleges. This innovative work helped to secure almost £60M of investment and has proven to be a successful model. He has experience in both the commercial and charity sectors as a Non-Executive Director of Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, Director of Student Volunteering Scotland, Chair/Director of NUS Services Ltd, as well as holding senior posts within the National Union of Students (NUS). His research interests are in education policy and he has delivered papers on this work nationally and internationally. He is Vice-Chair of the Forums for Access and Widening Participation, Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA) and a member of the Institute of Fiscal Studies.


Qualifying Round: Warwickshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Hertfordshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Scottish Independence

Qualifying Round: Hertfordshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Bedfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Boxing

Qualifying Round: Bedfordshire 2009/10

DEBATE: Assisted dying 2009/10


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.


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.


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