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No matter whether you’re a debating expert or a bold beginner, Leeds Debating Union wants to give you a warm welcome into the world of debating!
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About Us

Please use our Facebook group for all up to date information on meeting times and locations

What exactly does Leeds Debating Union have to offer as a society? Simply put, we want to make you think! We meet twice a week to debate anything and everything - be it hard-hitting current issues or something a little more light-hearted. Whatever your interests or experience, we hope to be able to give you a debate that you’ll truly enjoy.

Debating is a lot more than being sat talking round a table, we’ll be teaching you skills such as public speaking, being able to think on your feet and to argue a view. All with the aim of preparing you for the world of competitive debating whilst imbuing you with many transferable skills.

We also plan to be in attendance at many exciting inter-varsity debating competitions being held across the country this coming year. Although attendance at these competitions is by no means a requirement of membership, we encourage you to give it a shot if you think you’ll benefit from the experience. They are fantastic opportunities to learn, have fun and meet new people. Plus the socials are legendary! 

Finally, we’re looking to be holding our own events on campus over the course of the year, including public debates, collaborative debates and some great socials. We’ll be updating this page with all of our events as we run them, but you can also find out what we’re up to on our Facebook group.

We meet twice a week.

Once on Thursdays for our main, more casual, sessions at 6:30, Room to be decided

Once on Tuesdays for our competition sessions at 6:30pm Room to be decided - £10 joining fee.



Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

  • Code of Conduct

    Our society code of conduct that all members have to adhere to. Includes basic information about the society, as well as the complaints and disciplinary procedures.

  • Risk Assessment

    The general society risk assessment.

We meet every Tuesday at 6pm in Baines Wing Room G.37. No membership is required to attend so come on down and get involved if you're interested!


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