The Warwick Debating Society is one of the largest, friendliest, and most successful debating institutions, both nationally and across Europe. We are also one of the largest societies at Warwick, and have been a top 3 society every year since 2010.
The Society welcomes students of all backgrounds and experience levels, from absolute novices to hardened veterans. Our members stem from different degree levels and disciplines, from undergraduate PPE and Maths freshers to postgraduate TeachFirsters and Engineers.
Everyone is welcome to come along to our sessions! You can join us at anytime throughout the year and participate in several ways; you can speak in a debate, judge others debating or even watch others debate until you build up your confidence to join in with us.
Apart from our sessions we also take part at university competitions on most weekends, host our own Schools- and University-level competitions, and organise public debates with world-class guest speakers.
Membership is only £3.50, and can be purchased on the Warwick SU website. Members enjoy full registration subsidy for competitions they are sent to, as well as a 33% subsidy of travel. For example, going to the Nottingham Open 2013 would have cost each member £15 for travel + £25 for registration, for a total of £40. The Society covered 75% of that cost, so each member only had to pay £10! That’s a pretty good Return on Investment, if you ask us.