Blog Archives

Aberystwyth’s Annual Debating Tournament a Success

Aberystwyth’s Annual debating tournament, the “Baillie Gifford Aber Open”, was held this weekend in the Old College. Around one-hundred participants and adjudicators from universities across the UK attended the tournament to compete in four rounds of competitive debating: a record

Posted in Uncategorized

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

The AGM and elections will be held next Tuesday. Two constitutional amendments will be proposed. The first Amendment is to replace the Public Relations Officer, and the notional position of the Public Events Officer, with a single position: the Publicity

Posted in Uncategorized

Aberystwyth breaks 1st at UCL 2013

Aberystwyth A (Tito Sarrionandia & Ollie Newlan) attended the UCL IV 2013 last weekend, and broke to the semi-finals of the competition with a perfect score of 12 team points. They progressed to the finals, but were defeated there by

Posted in Uncategorized

Meeting Held: 19th March 2013

The Union met on Tuesday 19th March. Private Members’ Bills, and a formal debate were heard. Readers are reminded that members do not necessarily speak for their true political positions: The Union values the ability to make arguments that one does

Posted in Uncategorized

Meeting Held: Tuesday 12th March

The Union met on Tuesday 12th March. An Election, Private Members’ Bills, and a formal debate were heard. Readers are reminded that members do not necessarily speak for their true political positions: The Union values the ability to make arguments

Posted in Uncategorized

Harry Hirsch-Bennion Elected to Committee

Harry Hirsch-Bennion, a first year undergraduate from the department of Psychology, has been elected as the interim Social Secretary. Candidates: Harry Hirsch-Bennion Tallis Ward Simon Sardeson-Coe (Rejected own nomination)

Posted in Uncategorized

Notice of Election: Interim Social Secretary

An election for the post of Social Secretary will be held on Tuesday the 12th of March. The winning candidate will become the Social Secretary of the Union, until the annual elections happen later this semester. At that point, as

Posted in Uncategorized

Swansea Open 2013

Last weekend, we attended the 2013 Swansea Open. Speaking: Ollie Newlan (with Richard Sims from Swansea) – Composite Men of History and Knowledge Sofi Newsham (with Matt Szeto from Birmingham) – Composite Honorary Welsh Sam Vincent and Andrew Gordon – Aber No Potatoes

Posted in Uncategorized

Cardiff IV 2013

Last weekend, we attended the Cardiff IV. Speaking: Tito Sarrionandia (with Zal Shukla from Kaplan) – Composite Would you kindly Karolien Michiels (with Ed Mancey from Warwick) – Composite Cheating on Tito Christian Denman & Nicole Hyatt – Aber Punk Angelita Damola & Molly

Posted in Uncategorized

Announcement of 2013 Presidential Debate

The Debating Union will host the 2013 Presidential Debate of the Aberystwyth Students’ Union. Date: March 5th 2013 Venue: Main Room, Students’ Union Building Time: TBC (evening) Each year, the Debating Union hosts a debate between all candidates that have submitted nominations for

Posted in Uncategorized

The Union

The Aberystwyth Debating Union was founded in 1872, and meets weekly to foster the use of debate as a means of exploring ideas.

Qui tacet, consentire videtur.

Get in touch