Annual Aberdeen University Debater Schools’ Competition 2017 — TBC.

Judging guidance available here:  Judging Scale


Schools Outreach Programme

For many years, schools have approached Aberdeen University Debater asking for assistance in developing the skills of pupils with a keen interest in debating. Several of our debaters have been involved in coaching school children, whether it be just for friendly intra-school debates, or for external competitions. We are always keen to develop debating as an activity in the community as it is such a useful skill, and if you would like help from Aberdeen University debaters at any time we will try to be of service – just drop us an email!

Many of us are also trained to give ESU-run workshops, aimed at novice debaters, which have taken place all over Scotland this year, including Aberdeenshire. You may see us at one of these outreach projects if you take part! In addition, we have many skilled debating judges who have adjudicated at numerous debating competitions. If you require judges for a debating event then we will be more than happy to help.

Debater also organises an annual schools debating competition aimed at encouraging children across the North East of Scotland to take up debating.

If you are a teacher and have any queries about debating in schools, upcoming competitions or wish to enquire about possible outreach work in your school then please email

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