Manchester Schools 2018

On the 3rd of February 2018, the Manchester Debating Union is hosting the 11th Annual Manchester National Schools Debating Competition. The day-long event will see schools from all over the UK converge at the University of Manchester to engage in competition against other school teams, with competitors between the ages of 14-19. This is an excellent opportunity to engage students in a fun activity that will improve their ability to formulate arguments, increase their confidence with public speaking and challenge their thoughts on different topical issues. Expect lively debate, free refreshments and a chance to experience the inside of one of Europe’s largest and most vibrant Universities.

Entry costs £40 per team, with a reduction to £35 per team when institutions enter 5 or more teams.

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UPDATE 28/12/2017: Registration is now closed as we have reached our team cap.

If you wish to be added to our waiting list, or express an interest in next years competition, please email