Vic Debsoc

Joining Debsoc

We are always looking for new members to join our society. Whether it be mid-way through the year or in orientation week, please get in touch.

The Society offers debating and adjudicating for members of all ability levels.We run a novice grade in each trimester on Wednesday nights, where less experienced debaters are coached by fellow members. We also hold introduction nights for each major style of debating, run an internal Pro-Am tournament to coach novices, and attend the North Island Novice Debating Tournament – singled out by all debaters as the entertainment highlight of the debating year.

We also offer coaching in adjudication during the Wednesday grades, and the chance to become a qualified ("accredited") adjudicator at two national tournaments. For more experienced debaters there is the chance to coach and help with novice teams. We also attend all the national debating tournaments and all the major international tournaments. Members will often be involved in at least four highly competitive tournaments in a year.

To join the society please get in touch. Debating is a great way to make life-long friends and develop extremely useful speaking and thinking skills while having a great time.