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Hello Plymouth Students and welcome to the Debate Society page!

Debate Society is well known on campus for posing a great opportunity to make friends and have broad discussions on topics and a vast variety of viewpoints. No matter what you are studying or what year you are in you shall be welcome in Debate Society.

Every Thursday at 6 PM we gather (currently online) to discuss 4 topics. Topics take a variety of forms ranging from politics to science to conspiracy theories meaning every week's discussion offers something new to ponder. We try to keep Debate as informal as possible by allowing members to contribute as much or as little as they wish therefore removing any pressure and allowing us to have a good time and a great laugh.

Alongside this, in the upcoming year, we hope to offer Themed debates, Joint Society Debates and Debate competitions which would be a great opportunity to show off your knowledge and also have something to pop on your CV. 

Now to the important bit ... Socials! We are hoping to offers socials every 2 - 3 weeks in the new year which will hopefully take a variety of forms (although most likely on Zoom). Regardless, often Debate sessions end up in a number of members staying online for a chat or drink with some games.

Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for ways to get involved during September and feel free to contact us on any of the available channels with any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you all!


What Do We Do?

As well as weekly debates, we also have a lot more to offer for 2020-2021 such as...

  • Intersociety Debates
  • Socials
  • Themed Debates (E.g Gaming, Star Wars, Pop Culture, etc.)
  • Quizzes
  • Games Nights 



(Check out our Facebook page to meet the committee)

  • Chair Person - Emily Counter
  • Secretary - Sarah Wilson
  • Treasurer - Matthew Burren
  • Safety Officer - Josh Hocking


Social Media and Email



Mini Debate & Meet and Greet
29th September 6pm - 8pm
Come and meet the Debate Society Committee!
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
First Debate of the year
1st October 6pm - 8pm
Online (Zoom)
Join us for our first official debate of the year.
Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
Mini Debate Competition
6th October 6pm - 8pm
Online (Zoom)
Have a go at our Mini Debate Competition and take on the committee.
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online
Mystery themed debate & Social
8th October 6pm - 9pm
Online (Zoom)
A themed debate with a similarly themed quiz and social following
Give it a Go | Socialise | Clubs & Societies | Online


Emily Counter
Safety Officer
Joshua Hocking
Sarah Wilson
Matthew Burren

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