The Union Debating Society operates an excellent Schools Outreach Program where we send our debaters to schools and colleges in the local area to teach students about debating and public speaking. In the past, we have done training sessions for schools and colleges in St Andrews and Dundee.

If you are a school or college local to the University of St Andrews who would be interested in having us provide debate or public speaking training to your students, or have any other questions about our Schools Outreach Program and what we can offer then please get in touch with our Schools Outreach Officer by email to schoolsdebating@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Every year, we host a competition for school students at the University of St Andrews Students' Association. The competition is in the British Parliamentary format, and is judged by our experienced university debaters. It provides a fantastic opportunity for school students to experience competitive debating, get feedback from experienced judges, and learn more about St Andrews.

Details of this year's edition of St Andrews Schools will be posted in due course, but if you have any questions then please feel free to reach out to our Schools Convenor by email to schoolsdebating@st-andrews.ac.uk.


St Andrews Union Debating Society 

Students' Association, Association Building

St Mary's Place

St Andrews, Fife

KY16 9UZ

General Enquires: debates@st-andrews.ac.uk

Schools Enquiries: schoolsdebating@st-andrews.ac.uk

Competition Enquiries: competitive.debating@st-andrews.ac.uk

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