Tuesday Night Debating


Every Tuesday during semester time OUDS holds debating from 6.00 pm at the Otago Business School. This is open to everyone regardless of whether you are new or have years of experience. We focus on upskilling debaters at these Tuesday nights with debates assessed by some of the bet judges in the society and our development officers often holding debating seminars.

During first semester we run and internal tournament known as the Bluff Cup. This is a 3 v 3 style tournament with 30 minutes of preparation, eight minute speeches, and points of information allowed. Second semester we run one off debates in BP format which has 15 minutes of preparation, four teams of two, and seven minute speeches.

We always welcome new people to come try out debating on our Tuesday night sessions, and if you do like it you can sign up here.