Manchester is 2018’s host of NAMDA Novice, the largest novice debating tournament in the north and midlands of Britain. 40 teams participated over the Saturday in 4 preliminary rounds, the semifinals, and the finals.
The MDU are also excited to announce that we enjoyed competitive success at NAMDA Novice! Two of our teams managed to advance to the finals: Manchester AK (Will Allsopp and Ariadni Maria Kouvatsou) and Manchester AS (Yusuf Steel and Zara Alam). MDU debaters who also tabbed in the top 10 speakers of the tournament were Yusuf (1st), Will (6th), Zara and Nur Sharbek (joint 9th).