Debate Mate is a unique, international educational charity dedicated to improving social mobility using cost-effective peer-to-peer debate mentoring.
Open to students in years 9-10
17-week after school programme that runs from November to March
14 weeks of after school clubs, led by a university student-debater from the top universities in the UK, 3 weeks of competition against other schools in your local area (the Urban Debate League)
The programme culminates in the Debate Mate Cup, a full-day debating competition held at a university in your area.
Host a Student Workshop
Interactive and high-energy full-day debating workshops for a group of 12-15 students. Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience and are led by experienced and elite university debaters. All workshops include sessions on making arguments, responding to arguments, speaking confidently with style and the format of a debate.
Participate in Teacher Training
A full-day CPD course, which equips teachers with the skills, knowledge and resources to set up and run their own debate clubs, use debating in the curriculum to develop oracy and communication, and organise debating competitions in their local area.