2 years ago

9 March, 2016

ANU Debating

Organised by:
Debating Society

Hey guys,
This is the event page for everyone who would like to trial for easters. updates and all info will be posted here so please make sure you check the event page!

Sign up here:

Easters is Australia's largest debating tournament featuring over 100 teams from around the country. This year it's being held from March 27th until March 31st at Melbourne University. ANU will be sending 9 teams and 10 adjudicators. The tournament features two days of debates followed by a day of finals, with big social events on every night. Over the full five days, you'll get to know the whole ANU contingent as well as get the opportunity to meet people from other debating societies.

Easters is designed to facilitate mentoring and introduce new debaters to university tournaments in a friendly environment. This means that every team features one pro with two novices.

How do trials work?

Trials will occur in two rounds. The first round will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night from March 9th to 11th. You'll be required to debate on whichever of these best suits you. Then callbacks will occur on Saturday March 12th. You should let us know if there are any problems with your availability and we will likely be able to organise an alternative time.

What if I have midsems that clash?

In the past lecturers have been extremely cooperative in allowing people to move their assessment schedules to fit in Easters. If you contact us we can give you an official letter from the society that you can show your lecturer for this purpose. We are confident that almost all of them will be happy to accommodate you.

Should I trial as an adjudicator?

Every year we send a large number of first years to adjudicate Easters. The tournament is designed such that inexperienced adjudicators can learn as they go. Often first years begin as trainees where they learn from an older adjudicator, and are then promoted steadily as their confidence and skills grow. This means you can learn about debating from a different, more detached perspective. You should think about taking this opportunity in addition to trialling as a debater.

What if I don't get a spot?

We will be hosting a tournament at ANU specifically to give mentoring opportunities to people who miss out on Easters. Stay tuned!

sign up form is here:

if you have any questions message me (Freya Willis)