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Debates Union

We are the second oldest society at the University of Edinburgh and for the last 126 years the Union has functioned as the student’s centre for social and political dialogue.


  • Debates Union Academic Year Membership£25.00
  • Debates Union Semester One Membership£15.00
  • Debates Union Semester Two Membership£15.00
  • EUDU Constitution 2018

    28 Mar 2018

    This was voted on at an AGM on 27th March 2018

  • Live Risk Assessment 2018

    22 May 2018

    This is the Live Risk Assessment 2018-19 that will be constantly updated to reduce any risks that might be faced by our society events

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The Edinburgh University Debates Union is one of the most successful debating societies in the UK, as well as one of the most fun student societies at Edinburgh. With a huge selection of events on regularly, we have something for everyone:

  1. Weekly workshops on Monday nights where we teach debate and public speaking for people of all ability
  2. The opportunity to attend debating competitions across Scotland, the UK and Europe
  3. Additional advanced training sessions and the opportunity to speak with and learn from some of the top debaters in the UK
  4. Regular public debates on topical issues with high-profile guest speakers
  5. An awards-winning schools outreach volunteering programme
  6. Notoriously fun socials including an annual Party Bus

We are committed to spreading free speech, confidence and engagement across campus, and everyone is welcome to get involved. Hope to see you soon!

Competitions Convenor
Anita Carroll
Competitive Training Coordinator
Katie McLean
Vincent Koon
Public Events Coordinator
Mark Wilson
Schools Convenor
Lucas Reynoso
Sandhya Narayanan
Socials Secretary
Charlie Barnett
Sponsorship Officer
Cynthia Man
Dhruti Chakravarthi
Workshops Coordinator
Nathanael Clifton