Committee

Who’s Who

The committee is elected every year by all members of the Debating Union. They are responsible for the administration of the society, and act as the primary decision making body.


Auditor: Meher Shiblee;

Meher, our Auditor, is the one who spends her Thursday meetings at the front making sure everyone stays in line and the meeting runs to time. You’ll either find our Auditor running the society from behind the scenes, or you’ll find her having studying party with friends at the Hugh Owen Library! Meher is studying her third year English Literature and is happy to talk to anyone about anything.

External Convenor: Alex Griffiths;

Alex is our External Convenor and acts as the Auditor in case the Auditor is not present. Alex is in charge of organising our efforts to attend debating competitions outside of Aberystwyth. If you are worried about competitions not being your cup of tea, Alex is the person to go to. Having attended quite a few competitions over the last year he can tell you all about them, perhaps over a cup of tea!

Internal Convenor: Timothy J. Eldon;

Another friendly face sitting at the front and pouring over a list of names is Timothy, our Internal Convenor. He organises the main debates that we have at the end of each Thursday meeting. He is also an experienced debater and will happily give you advice for your next speech.

Treasurer: Niall Bunting;

Money is the name of the game and Niall is in charge! If you are expecting reimbursement from going to one of the competitions you’ll need to get in touch with Niall, if you are looking to make friends with a delightful guy you’ll need to get in touch with Niall! King of the accounts, Niall is making sure that we have enough money to try and cut down on the amount of money our members have to spend and he’s doing a great job keeping on top of things.

Secretary: Ellen Bao;

As Secretary Ellen spends a lot of his time, head bowed and furiously scribbling what is being said during our meetings! Studying English Literature means that she is a great choice for the job as she is experienced in taking notes fast! If you need anything from the society; the e-Mail of another committee member, to be added to the mailing list, or anything that you might need from us, Ellen is the person to head to.

Events Officer:  Matt Maurer;

As Events Officer Matt helps organizating a variety of events like for the society (promotion and charity etc) with passion enthusiasm. If you have any questions concerning any event, feel free to consult him! He is more than happy to help you.

Social Secretary: Nick Dorey

Nick is in charge of herding the society across town as we make our way around our social route on a Thursday evening and ensuring that everyone has a good time. A proper gentleman Nick is always up for a friendly chat over a pint on the socials and can always be seen making sure everyone is enjoying themselves.

Speakers Development Officers: Timothy J. Eldon& Alex Griffiths;

In charge of whipping our newest members into shape are Tim and Alex. Both top class debaters, they are the perfect duo for the job. They are both stop-shop of debating experience and anecdotes for those with the heart to take it.

Novice Representative: Alicia Jones;

Alicia has recently been living in Spain and thus has a good level of Spanish. She has accomplished several things and plans on using such skills in her role. As novice rep, She plans on voicing the opinion of her fellow peers and ensuring that she does my best possible in order to rectify any issues they may be encountering. Her main agenda is to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves and feels comfortable speaking openly while debating and thus using the skills learnt in other aspects of life.

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.

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