Debating Matters UK 2013/14
Debating Matters offers a fresh, accessible and engaging format for debating contemporary issues.
The competition has successfully pioneered a format for debate that takes ideas, argument and young people seriously. The focus is on content and substance over style, encouraging young people to engage in an intelligent contest of ideas and holding up their ideas to critical scrutiny.
The 2013/14 competition saw schools from across the UK debate in 72 Qualifying Rounds throughout the autumn, all battling for a place in the spring Regional Finals and, ultimately, one of just 12 coveted places in the 2014 National Final next summer.