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Debate Society

Debate Society is one of the most prominent student organisations at the University of Brighton, reaching the Outstanding Society Accreditation Level last year!

We are a welcoming and inclusive community that provides an arena for quality discussion and debate, on a variety of topics. We meet weekly for a series of debates, some casual, some serious, and over the past few years have been steadily growing our membership numbers and the variety of socials we host (for those interested).

(This term we'll be meeting in person for sessions as often as is possible, the rest of the time we'll be hosting debates on our Discord server!)

Our society is primarily dedicated to freedom of speech, open debate and critical thinking. We welcome anyone and everyone to take part, regardless of experience level, degree course or political stance. You’ll find that our committee and membership is very diverse in background and opinions but we all have a shared commitment to the society and are willing to try and accommodate anyone who wants to get involved.

We're also very proud to have brought a delegation to a Model United Nations in Hamburg last winter, and even though our trip to the Krakow MUN before summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID crisis, we continued to host debates twice weekly on our Discord server!

This year we're hoping to participate in an international MUN (COVID allowing)!

Committee

Our committee has been elected by the members of the society, to organise the running of the society. If you would like to be a committee member next year, look out for information about how to stand in February!

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Events

Find all our events below. More events available here

Online Board Games Social
3rd February 7:30pm - 10pm
Online (Zoom)
Chill and easy online board games social with Debate Society.
The Presentations Round Three
10th February 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
Round three of Debate Society's presentations competetion.
Valentines Annual Charity Event
17th February 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
Despite being online, we are still running our annual Valentines Charity event, including quizzes, and games to determine the best couple.
The Presentations Finale
24th February 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
The grand finale of our presentations competition. The winning pair from round three will go head to head and present a topic of our choosing, without any preparation. May the best presenter win!
8-till-late Listening Party
3rd March 8pm - 2am
Online (Facebook Live)
Join us for a marathon playlist of house, pop, RnB, Hip-hop, and whatever you can request! Presented as a live stream set by our VP Social.
Lockdown Bingo
10th March 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
Maybe you baked banana bread in the first lockdown, maybe you completed one (1) productive task in the second. Classic game of bingo with a lockdown themed spin.
Three-ingredient Challeneg
17th March 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
Can you make something impressive with only three ingredients? Send us your submission for a cook-a-long competition.
Murder Mystery
24th March 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
An online murder mystery games night.
Cocktail Masterclass
31st March 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Online (Zoom)
An online cocktail masterclass hosted by our VP Social, and our resident bartender Tommy Scott.

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