1 year ago

25 August, 2016

Carslaw 175

Organised by:
University of Sydney Union Debating

Calling all wom*n / non-binary people / anyone who identifies as something other than cis male - you are invited to the USU Debating Society’s Semester 2 Wom*n’s Training NIGHT!

Semester 2 is a fantastic time to be a non cis-male person in debating – why you ask? Great question. Well, we start working with a new debating format called British Parliamentary (BP) – because no one does BP in high school it’s the first time debating BP for a lot of people, so if you’re new and/or haven’t had a lot of experience, you’ll be in great company.

ALSO, the Australasian Women’s Debating Championships are coming up this midsemester break – there are a couple of great things about Women’s, 1) It’s a PRO/AM tournament, so it’s primary focus is on developing young debaters, 2) We usually get to send a lot of teams so if you missed out on Easters or are new to the society it’s a great way to get involved, 3) It’s a very high quality but also really fun and inclusive tournament, 4) IT’S IN MELBS THIS YEAR WHOOP WHOOP (There are also other reasons I’m sure ❤ )

Wom*n’s training night is your chance to get some practice debating in the BP format, and will be awesome prep for Women’s trials + other BP tournaments into the rest of semester.

We’re shaking things up and hosting it on a weekday night in order to hopefully make it more accessible to people not able/willing to give up a whole Sunday to the noble pursuit of debating, which, you know, is reasonable.

Round 1 will be from 5pm - 6.45pm
Round 2 will be from 6.45pm - 8.30pm.
You can come to either or both!

You’ll get the opportunity to debate with some more experienced debaters and develop your debating skills in a happy and safe environment. You need no prior debating experience and it’s all free so just bring yourselves and a sense of fun ☺ (also pens and paper and that stuff).

After the rounds we'll be heading for some food & drinks (with a bit of a tab courtesy of the USU), which is totally optional but should be fun!

People from all institutions are welcome! Invite anyone you think would be interested!

To register, fill out this google doc: https://goo.gl/forms/yJ9gYRaVnS46Gl2f2