PEOPLE

  • Simon Jenkins

    Former Politics and History Teacher

    Simon is a Debating Matters alumnus who took part in the competition representing Elfed High School in North Wales. He is a graduate of both the University of Liverpool and Glyndwr University, at Liverpool he gained a BA in Politics and at Glyndwr where he completed a PGCE qualification. At university he was involved in numerous extracurricular activities including setting up the university TV station as a co-coordinator and director and presenting a current affairs and film related TV show for ICON RADIO. Since completing his degree in Politics he has been teaching and volunteering for numerous charities, such as Save the Family, has taught A level Politics and History at Yale College Wrexham and been working with Wrexham youth service specifically with the Senedd Yr Ifanc Young Peoples Parliament, as a pupil participation co-coordinator. Since leaving the public sector Simon has completed an internship at the Liverpool Echo as a communities reporter for south Liverpool.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2013/14

DEBATE: Social media

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2012/13

DEBATE: Copyright and the Arts

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2012/13

DEBATE: Factory Farming

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2011/12

DEBATE: Scottish Independence

Qualifying Round: Merseyside 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2010/11

DEBATE: Organ and Tissue Donation

Qualifying Round: Lancashire 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

Qualifying Round: Blackburn 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.

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