• Teresa Aksamit-Hollingworth

    careers manager

    University of Law, Leeds

    Teresa is the careers manager at the University of Law, Leeds. She has taught law at undergraduate level for fourteen years. Her areas of teaching specialism are contract, tort, property and equity law. Prior to working in higher education, Teresa was a senior litigation executive in private practice, specialising in civil litigation. Teresa’s legal background enables her to transfer her working experience to the classroom so that subjects are taught within a relevant context and from a practical perspective. Working with young adults especially students new to university study is of particular interest to her and this has led her to undertake research by way of a doctorate in education which focuses on the transition of learning and teaching from school to university.


Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Yorkshire 2018

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Regional Final: Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: The sharing economy

Qualifying Round: Bradford 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: West Yorkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing


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


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


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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