The Union Debating Society holds one of the most impressive competitive track records in Britian. Below you shall find our most recent debating achievements for the 2018-19 year. If you would like to attend a competition, then get in touch with our Inter-Varsity Secretary, Zaine Mansuralli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
March 02 // View the tab
Congratulations to Samuel Scheuer and Alex Von Strange who broke to the finals of the Lancaster IV and who both placed in the top five speakers, and to Reuben Xianwei Wang who broke as a judge!
February 23 // View the tab
We sent four teams and three judges to the SSDC Pro-Am this year. Congratulations to Malcolm and Alex, and Sam and Charlie who broke to the semi-finals, and to Lucas and Samuel who broke as judges.
February 9 and 10 // View the tab
The Scottish Mace was held in St Andrews this year. Congratulations to Ruth and Duncan who broke to the finals, and to Sam and Malcolm who broke to the semi-finals, as well as to Toni, Anna-Ruth, and Samuel who broke as judges. Congratulations to Duncan, Ruth and Sam who were in the top ten open speakers, and to Charlie, Aidan, and Mac who were in the top ten novice speakers. Well done to Zaine for fantastic convening, Matt for some shocking tabbing, Dan for CAing, and Anna-Ruth and Caitlin who were our internal equity officers.
January 26 // View the tab
Congratulations to Charlie and Anna-Ruth for placing in the top ten speakers at the Aberdeen Open.
January 19 // View the tab
Anna-Ruth and Mark attended the York IV over the winter break, with Anna-Ruth placing in the Top Eleven speakers - tied with five other people!
Cape Town World University Debating Championships 2019
The UDS sent two teams and a judge to this year's World University Debating Championships. St Andrews A were Sam Maybee and Malcolm Risk, St Andrews B were Matt Singer and Ruth Batten, and our judge was Maritoni Valencia. Everyone did extremely well, however unfortunately we missed the break this time round.
Previous St Andrews Alumni were also there, including Duncan Crowe who broke as a judge!
If you'd like to view the tab, you can do so here.
November 24 to 25 // View the tab
Congratulations to Duncan Bowyer and Anna-Ruth Cockerham who broke to the Semi-Finals and to Ruth Batten who was in the top ten speakers. Toni Valencia also broke as a judge and judged both the semi-finals and the final!
November 03 to 04 // View the tab
Congratulations to Sam Maybee and Malcom Risk who broke into the Open Semi-Finals and Open Finals and were in the top ten speakers at the Durham IV. A huge congratulations to Lucas de Carvalho and Aidan Johnson who won the Pro-Am final!
October 27 // View the tab
We sent three teams and eight judges to Bogwall - Scotland's annual competition for novice debaters - this year. Congratulations to Mac Cheminais who was in the top ten speakers, and to Malcolm Risk, Sam Maybee, Duncan Bowyer, Ruth Batten, and Lucas de Carvalho who broke as judges. A special thanks also goes out to Sam Maybee - who was part of the CA team - and Anna-Ruth Cockerham - who was equity officer.
Strathclyde President's Cup
October 20 // View the tab
We sent five teams and two judges to the Strathclyde President's Cup. Congratulations go out to Sam Maybee and Malcolm Risk who broke into the open finals and won! Lucas de Carvalho and Charlie Rogers also broke into the Open Finals and Toni Valencia broke as a judge! Malcolm Risk was 5th Open Speaker and Sam Maybee was 7th. Charlie Rogers was 4th Novice Speaker followed by Matej Kolar and Katherine Lacroix in joint 8th. Congratulations to everyone involved!
October 13 to 14 // View the tab
We sent six teams and four judges to the Edinburgh Cup. Congratulations to Lucius Reibel who broke as a judge, and to Dan Roberts and Aidan Johnson who broke to the Open Semi-Finals! Dan Roberts was 6th Open Speaker and Sam Maybee was 10th. Aidan Johnson was 3rd Novice Speaker and Mac Cheminais was 7th. Well done to everyone who went!
October 12 // View the tab
Anna-Ruth Cockerham and Brooke Seigler attended Edinburgh Womens and broke third into the Finals. Anna-Ruth was 2nd Open Speaker and Brooke was 7th. Congratulations to them!