Welcome to the UWE Debating Society



We meet as a society once a week at 17:30 normally in Meeting Room 1 in the SU office bulding.

We try to host a formal debate once per fortnight. The time we meet is spent discussing current affairs or any topics that members would like to talk about as well as planning and choosing debates for the upcoming weeks. This year we will be hosting an 'Art of Debating' workshop to teach members the rules and skills involved in formal debating. Our debates are normally chaired by a committee member and enable students, faculty staff and outside experts to come together to debate an issue relevant to members interests, students' courses, worldwide events, ethical/moral dilemmas and current affairs.


Past Events:

  • SU Presidential Hustings - 20th March
  • Annual General Meeting - 15th March
  • The Big UWE Brexit Debate - 13th March
  • Debating Round Table - 20th Feb
  • Should Animals be kept in Zoos? (Event for Green Week) - 14th Feb
  • Does Pornography Objectify Women? (Event for SHAG Week) - 13th Feb
  • Paper Review - 30th Jan
  • Guest Speaker: Slaughter No Remedy - Bristol Opposition to WWI - 16th Jan
  • US Election 'All nighter' - 8th Nov
  • Debating Workshop - 7th Nov
  • Debate: US Election - 3rd Nov
  • Paper Review - 31st Oct
  • Debate: Does western feminism do any good? - 17th Oct
  • Debate: Should the government invest in nuclear power? - 3rd Oct
  • First Social of the year - 26th Sep
  • First Debate of the year/Meet + Greet - 19th Sep