We are proud to announce that we’ve been voted “Best Political and Campaigning Society” and “Society of the Year” by the University of Manchester Students’ Union.
Welcome to the Manchester Debating Union, Britain's largest debating society
Voted Society of the Year 2015 and Best Politics and Debate Society in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
We debate competitively at British, European, and International levels.
What we do
Come see us every Tuesday for training and every Thursday for a great public debate!
Welcome to the Manchester Debating Union
The Manchester Debating Union (MDU) is the home of free speech and debate for all Universities in Manchester. We hold public debates every week featuring high profile journalists, politicians and academics. Debates are on a wide range of topics; from Economics to Feminism, Philosophy to International Relations. We also hold Debating Workshops, giving our members the opportunity to build their debating skills and attend competitive debating competitions in both the UK and abroad.
Training takes place 5pm Tuesday in Rm 4.4 Roscoe Building. Public debates generally take place at 5pm on Thursday in Lecture Theatre B, Roscoe Building. See our calendar for more details.
We predominantly use the MDU Facebook Page to relay information regarding events and competitions.
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The Manchester Debating Union are back with our first public debate of the semester!