What is the beauty of debating? The list is long but for the sake of maintaining your interest, here are the key points. To have your voice and opinions heard, to learn how to defend these views in front of people who might disagree with you, to take a peek at opposing views and to engage with arguments you never thought you would defend, that is the beauty of debating.
Royal Holloway’s Debating Society offers you a chance to experience this beauty and nurtures student’s passion for engaging in discussion with each other. Whether you have experience or not, that doesn’t matter for we all have had to defend our opinions at some point in our lives. Our society offers a range of opportunities to allow you to do this - from our Monday Socratic Debates to our very own Varsity team which specialises in British Parliamentary debating (BP), our society promises you that there is something in it for all debaters - new and experienced, experimenting and seasoned.
Along with our weekly open debates and varsity training sessions, we also plan on holding events with guest speakers, show debates and social events as well as attending varsity competitions available to varsity members. Whether we hold these events in person or online (depending on how the pandemic continues) we want to assure you that this is a society open to all students and we are excited to see you join us in the upcoming academic year to embrace the spirit of debate and enjoy it as much as we all do.
We cannot wait to see what you bring to the society and how you will make it flourish.
We offer three different kinds of membership: social, standard and varsity
In 2021/22 we planning on holding events in person, however, this will be subject to any further SU and government guidance. That being said, we are going to plan events flexibly so that if we do need to move online, we will have a plan. The descriptions of each event will be written as though they will be taking place in person.
The events we plan to offer are as follows.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
This referendum (which will take the form of a 'preferendum' due to there being multiple voting options) relates to the motion below. This contemporary resolution was proposed by a majority of the Officer Group under Article 7 of the Students’ Union’s Constitution.
1 post is up for election.
The polls have closed.
These Elections are for the full-time and part-time positions that make up the Students' Union Officer Team and School Reps.
All students who are members of the Students' Union can vote in the elections.
Royal Holloway Students' Union
10 posts are up for election.
Nominations open at 10:39 on Sunday 13 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)
The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 14 March 2022 (in 7 weeks and 0 days)
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