Thanks for an amazing year! With this internal, we conclude our debating training for the year.
We are meeting at 6pm at COPGO30!
Event page: http://bit.ly/2hJ0tFL
Sign up: http://bit.ly/2zdf96W
We are hosting an end-of-year party at one of the houses - there is no pressure in coming - but if you want to have a place to chill after a hectic week, feel free to keep an eye out for updates on the event page: http://bit.ly/2xIOCCq
Thank you for committing this year! Very glad you continue to subscribe to our mailing list and keep yourself updated on the events. We had some amazing success this year, and we wish to see more in the coming year!
Hope you are all surviving the assignments before exams! We don't have many ads this week. So enjoy a brief announcement for tomorrow's internal!
Internal week 10
This week we will have a training session, food and a practice debate as usual!
Please sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c1uwBei2UG4IZm5h6R8Bxe-iTbyWV-hKdHloRivieHA/
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/327864901019021/?active_tab=about
We have closed the response form. However, if you still wish to participate in the trial tomorrow, please reply to this email as to your preferred speaking position in opening and closing, and we will see if we can fit you into a debate.
Have a productive week!
AGM Tomorrow at 6pm
Our AGM is tomorrow night in COPGO30.
The location may be subject to change, so keep an eye out on the event page: http://bit.ly/2xUiScq
We are excited to announce the current nominations:
President: Dom, Bobby
Vice President (development): Dom, Toni
Vice President (events): Tandee
Vice President (diversity): Jess M
Secretary: Javier, Lachy, Tandee, Luke, Julia
Treasurer: Javier, Gulmohar, Michelle W, Callum D
Assistant Treasurer: Javier, Callum D, Jing
Development Officer: Gulmohar, Jordyn, Jacob
Events Officer: Gulmohar, Amelia, Michelle W, Christian, Tandee, Jacob
Equity Officer: Gulmohar, Christian, Lachy, Sophie, Julia, Helen
Women's Officer: Gulmohar, Toni
Logistics: Gulmohar, Michelle W, Christian, Tandee, Luke, Jordyn, Jacob
You can also run from the floor tomorrow.
If you wish to vote through a proxy, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2yiiDch
Worlds trial is next week at internal on 10 October! Please fill out this form if you are interested in trialling: http://bit.ly/2yj8L1P
It's been a pleasure working with you all! Hope to see you tomorrow :)
Hope you are all starting fresh this week!
Join us at internal tonight at 6pm in COP GO30. This week, we will have food, training and a practice debate. This will be a great opportunity especially leading up to Wom*n's on the weekend.
The much anticipated Wom*n's is this weekend! We encourage all non cis-male and non-binary members of the society to observe at the tournament. Simply shoot us an email, and we will let you know the time :)!
Annual General Meeting
The AGM this year is Tuesday 3 October.
Upon firstly passing the nominated constitutional changes on Week 6 Tuesday, this years' AGM will seek to ratify the changes by a 2/3 majority. Please see week 6's all-members email for the proposed constitutional changes.
Moreover, we are seeking a new round of nomination for committee positions :).
Nomination form: http://bit.ly/2jB21Wm
Social Wednesday 20 September
Wil has posted the meme, you know the drill - this is sem 2 Society socials at Guild!
Wom*n's Social at Floriade
Floriade social for all non cis-male debaters at ANU is on 30 September!
Have a lovely week!
Hope you are all well and warm - spring is coming :)
Ordinary General Meeting
We are holding an OGM to pass some proposals of amendments to our society's constitution on Tuesday before the internal at 6pm. We are meeting at RN Robertson Theatre (not COPGo30 this time!).
The following proposals of amendments will be made, read together with the attached document in this email:
1) That we replace Sections A, B, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 with Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and Schedule 1 of the attached document.
2) That we remove Section 7.
3) That we replace Sections 1 and 4 with Part 3 of the attached document.
Internal week 6
Internal is coming! Join us in RN Robertson Theatre at 6pm for food and training.
The materials from last week's training are attached below.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/113156596031497/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22bookmarks%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmarks_menu%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%7D]%2C%22ref%22%3A46%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D
ANU Spring is this weekend! If you are keen for some debating practice after the exam, this is the go-to event.
We have opened up some additional spots for debating at the tournament. This is an amazing opportunity, and we encourage everyone to get involved!
We have contacted all who have applied for the wom*n's mentorship program. Please watch out for further messages, and best of luck to everyone in the program :)!
We are hosting a wom*n's social in term 2 Semester 2. This time we are organising to go to Floriade together! The social will take place after Wom*n's tournament around 29-31 September. Keep an eye out for the event page on our ANU Debating debabin' facebook group!
A society-wide social will be held in term 2 sem 2 on Wednesday 20 September after we come back from holidays. Event page will be up soon for sign-up :)
Hope you all go well in the exams!
Thanks for attending last week's internal & wom*n's trial! Below are the updates for this week:
Internal week 5
Come and join us for internal at 6pm today in COPGo30. This week the training will move onto matter. And we are starting with Economics. The slides starting from this week will be available for circulation :)
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Those who have trialled at wom*n's would have received their trial outcome. Please respond to the teams as soon as possible. Thank you again for coming to the trial, and we were impressed by all the talents we saw this year!
Our wom*n's officer Eli will send out the pairings for our mentorship program soon to help you start contacting your respective mentors. So keep an eye out for when it happens!
Hope you all are busily engaged in prep for exams, and good luck with all your assessments!
Thank you for your response so far to wom*n's trials! To clarify collectively a few questions raised so far regarding novice & pro-trials:
- Only novice debaters will be required to be trialled by debate, the pros will be trialled by CV
- For novice debaters who preference adjudicating over debating, that novice debater needs to attend the trial on Saturday and submit their CV in addition to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday
- only novice debaters will need to complete the sign-up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wJjjD64GwcQuJr7TR0oKgfZQlB_fE_TC1FXDMlYTCwY/viewform?edit_requested=true
- For pros who are trialling by CV, please include answers to the following two questions when you submit your CV:
(1) Is there someone you would like to be on a Wom*n's Team with? (no guarantees)
(2) Would you like to opt out of the official accommodation at Wom*n's (Pacific Suites on Northbourne Avenue)?
All submissions and sign-ups close by Wednesday 16 August (tomorrow!), so make sure to get onto it! For further information, please contact Penelope Han on Facebook.
The long-awaited Wom*n's Trial is happening this weekend!
This year, we are holding it at ANU, and we will provide an opt-out option for accommodation for ANU debaters to reduce the costs of registration. Below is the information we need to receive from you for the purpose of your trial.
We are holding a debating trial for all novice debaters who are considering adjudicating or debating at Wom*n's this year on Saturday 19 August. To seize this amazing chance to debate or adjudicate at a major BP tournament, please make sure to sign up before this Saturday for us to arrange a trial for you!
The definition of novices is that you have not broken at Wom*n's, Australs or Worlds, or that you have attended no more than one Australs.
For novices who are preferencing adjudicating over debating, please submit a copy of your latest debating/ adjudicating CV to email@example.com before you are debating on Saturday. We will assess you based on your CV and your debate.
For those who cannot attend the Saturday trial, please make sure to come to tomorrow's internal (15 August) so we can use your internal debate as the alternative trial for your selection.
Sign-up form for novice debaters: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wJjjD64GwcQuJr7TR0oKgfZQlB_fE_TC1FXDMlYTCwY/viewform?edit_requested=true
For pro debaters, that is anyone who is not a novice, please send a copy of your latest debating/ adjudicating CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before this Saturday. We will assess you based on your CV.
For those who do not have a copy of your CV, we have attached in this email a sample CV for your information.
Call back for a second debate happens on the same day (Saturday 19 August) at 2pm. If you are not free, please let us know in the sign-up form!
We will contact those who have filled in the sign-up form later this week regarding the timeslots for their trials.
Internal week 4
Internal is happening tomorrow at 6pm in COPG030! Join us for a night of food, training and practice debate. This week the training will be a recap on BP tactics and how to adjudicate.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1228791993899075/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_user_invited%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D¬if_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1502687749811925
Sign-up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1toESM9vSzoyM0T_4BRGEY4odTNw6Sa9dpjmFQzV4WOg/
Hope you all have a productive week!
Hope you all had a wonderful week 2, and thanks to everyone who came and watched the demo debate!
Membership fee payment
If you intend to join us after the demo debate, make sure to bring $15 membership fee with you to the week 3 internal. The fee will cover all your food and drinks over the semester :)!
Internal week 3
We are meeting at COP GO30 again for our internal this Tuesday! This week we will delve deeper into the general tactics of British Parliamentary debate. Food and practice debate will be provided!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/219419775252097/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%221%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
First-year social Week 3
Remember that after the internal this week, all first years (and anyone else who is new to debating) are invited to the first-year social to have some hot choco and mingle!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1895615657343990/
ANU BP practice 12 August
This Saturday we will run a BP training for all ANU members! You will have a taste at debating and adjudicating BP over the three rounds on the day. Food will not be provided, but we will give ample time to grab a bite at pop-up during lunch time!
Registration closes on Thursday 10 August, so make sure to get onto it!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/994574667350890/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Wom*n's trial is happening from 14-18 August in the evenings. We encourage every non-cis-male debater in our society to apply for trial regardless of experience. We will announce the sign-up details for the trial via another all-member email later this week, so make sure to vacate your calendar for that week and keep a keen eye on your inbox in the meantime!
ANU Spring registration
The famed ANU Spring registration has already opened! If you want to improve your BP debating or adjudicating skills, this is the tournament to come to! At the moment, the registration has filled up for debaters, but don't feel shy to sign yourself up on the waiting list or get onto adjing for this great experience :)
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1178255278945730/
Semester 1 feedback
Make sure to fill in our sem 1 feedback form to tell us what we can improve!
Hope everyone will have a productive week 3, see you all at internal :)
Welcome to our latest members who joined us during Bush Week/ Week 1. For the rest of you, hope you are well rested over the holidays and excited for more debating this term!
Internal Week 2
We are starting our first internal next Tuesday. This semester we will transition into the British Parliamentary style (BP), which is different from the 3 v 3 style we've learned before!
Our trainer will briefly explain what a British Parliamentary debate looks like before we give you a demonstration debate by some of the very best talents in our society. Good food will be guaranteed.
Date: Tuesday 1 August at 6pm (hot food)
Venue: COP G030
One-day BP training Week 3 (internal)
This internal training day will consist of 3 BP debates in one day, with topics designed by our experienced trainers and debaters.
You will debate for two rounds and adjudicate for one round during the day, so by the end, you will learn both the preliminary skills of adjudicating and debating a BP debate.
This training will take place on Saturday week 3, and we encourage everyone who would like to know a bit more about BP to come along!
Date: Saturday 12 August
Note that since it is a one-day event, we will not provide lunch on the day. However, we will have walking parties to pop-up village for food, so you will have good company!
Wom*n's Trial Week 4
Wom*n's is one of the largest debating tournaments in the Australasian region. And the most exciting thing is that this tournament is exclusive for debaters who identify as non-cis-male. This year, a special convenience is that the tournament is held on our very own campus, ANU :)! The dates and details can be found in the tournament schedule above and also on Facebook.
Facebook page ANU AWDC 2017: https://www.facebook.com/ANU-AWDC-2017-1659565551026697/
The trial for Wom*n's will be in week 4 (14-18 August). So it's time to start planning and make sure that you will be available on most of the evenings during that week for a trial if you are keen to participate in the tournament.
We will open the sign-up for wom*n's within the next couple of weeks, so get excited!
Socials (Week 3-4)
First-year social (chocolate!): if you are new to debating (joined us at any time this year), please feel free to come to the first-year exclusive social at Oliver Brown on the eve of Week 3 internal! There will be very good chocolate supplied by our society.
Date: Tuesday 8 August after internal debate
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1895615657343990/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Wom*n's social: our Wom*n's officer Eli is organising Wom*n's social for the second semester. If you remember the lovely time you had at Wom*n's social in sem 1, don't forget to mark your calendar and sign up again this time :)
Date: Week 4
Event page: tbc
Semester 1 feedback
Whether you have drifted or have stayed, we would like to hear from every single of you who has signed up to our mailing list in semester one about your experience with ANU Debating to improve how we are as a society and make sure you always feel welcome and included here.
Please fill in this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLTrNgE2f1OhWNmH0fIX_1IbJPKXYiZYwt06m2mce5zOkl7g/viewform
Sem 2 tournament schedule
Our beloved trainer Jess Muz has compiled a list of mini and major debating tournaments that will happen in semester 2. Courtesy also to UQ Society's well-summarised calendar.
USU Novice BP - 5th-6th Aug
USU Novice BP is a *NOVICE ONLY* Tournament with some of the best pro's in the world as adjudicators. It's an excellent development tournament, and normally only attended by NSW Novices. If you're looking for one of the best BP development tournaments you can attend, this is a great option.
UNSW IV - 19th-20th Aug
UNSW IV is a Hypothetical/Open Motion tournament where you get to debate fantastic motions like "This House would wipe the slate clean" or "Assuming it were possible, This House would find Jesus guilty of the crimes of humanity"
ANU Spring - 1st-3rd Sep
This is one of the premiere Australian mini's, where the tournament normally fills registration in minutes. The skill range is incredibly diverse from novice teams to old hacks who have been in the public service for a few years. If you've got a quick clicking finger and can register in time this is one of the most popular mini's for a reason.
USU IV - 16th-17th Sep
This is the more serious response to UNSW IV, with high-quality teams and good motions.
*Wom*ns - 22nd-25th Sep
Although not a Mini, might be worth considering the date of if you're looking at attending this and a range of other mini's whilst not failing your courses.
UTS IV - 18th-19th Nov
This is UTS's response to USU's response to UNSW. Sydney just has a lot of debating societies. This is a good Worlds prep tournament.
Melb Mini - 24th-25th Nov
If you're done with Sydney and Canberra and fancy a trip to Melbourne this is also an excellent Worlds preparation tournament.
Syd Mini (Australian BP Debating Championship) - 1st-3rd Dec
This is the only Australian tournament that will get you an automatic invite to the exclusive HWS Round Robin. It's likely the top rooms in this tournament will be of equivalent or higher quality than the top rooms at the World Championships - so if you're serious about preparing for Worlds (or want one of the best learning experiences a tournament can provide) this is the tournament for you.
*Worlds Universities Debating Championship - 26th-4th Dec/Jan
Again, not a Mini, but worth considering the date of if you're looking for when you need to be prepared by if you're planning on attending.
**POPULAR TOURNAMENTS WITHOUT ANY DATES**
If you wish to go to any of the mini tournaments on the list, but you do not know how, please feel free to contact us via email or in person! We will help you organise a team and transport.
Hope you all have a productive week and can't wait to see you all at next Tuesday's internal :)