Training & Practise
The ANU Debating Society meet every Tuesday evening to socialise and improve our debating. Referred to as 'Internals', these Tuesday evening sessions consist of free food for all attendees, a training session that caters for all skill levels, and then a practise debate. We highly recommend that members come along each week to improve and make friends, but attendance isn't mandatory, and members are welcome to commit to as many or as little sessions as suits their schedules and needs. New members are always welcome at any session.
The ANU Debating membership fee covers a range of things, including a light dinner provided to all attendees at internals each week. This typically consists of meals like pizza, pide, or chips. We can cater for all dietary requirements, so be sure to contact us if you have any!
It is important to arrive on time at 6pm so you don't miss out!
Training begins shortly after 6pm, and caters for everyone, including those who have never debated before. Our training provides both the skills required to improve your debating, as well as the knowledge needed to tackle debating topics successfully. You can access some of our training resources here.
New members of any ability are welcome throughout the year, and will definitely be accommodated.
After training, attendees are sorted into teams for practise debates. There is no need to find your own teammates, as we allocate teams for you. As such, individuals are very welcome to attend on their own!
Our team allocations take into account preferences regarding teammates, and levels of experience and ability, to ensure that everyone is comfortable and able to enjoy debating!