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9 February 2011

ESU Debate Academy 2011

Dear all,
The ESU is pleased to invite you to the 2011 Debate Academy. Registration is now open, and places are going fast! Go to for more information and to register online. Please do not hesitate to email with any enquiries.
I hope to see you at Debate Academy this summer!

Debate Academy brings over 100 students - aged 14 to 18 - from across the world together for a residential summer course. The programme offers coaching in debate to all ability levels delivered by some of the best coaches and debaters in the world. Whether you have little or no experience or are gearing up for the trials for your national debating team, Debate Academy has something to offer you.

ESU World Schools Academy 2011
Dates: 20th – 25th July 2011
Venue: Oakham School, Rutland, UK
Registration Fee: £350 per student (includes 5 nights full-board accommodation)

What to expect:

  • six days of intense training in the World Schools format;
  • beginner, intermediate and advanced streams;
  • training delivered by our expert faculty, including former WSDC winners and coaches of national teams. See the website for more information!

Ten reasons why you should come to the ESU Debate Academy 2011:

  1. A range of workshops tailored to your level.
  2. Coaching by exceptional faculty – check the website to see who will be teaching you!
  3. A range of debate resources developed by the ESU that you can take away with you.
  4. Learn about successful competitive debating strategies.
  5. Attend cutting edge lectures on key topics that every debater should know about. Talk to, debate with and question students from some of the best universities in the UK.
  6. Take part in at least 5 debates and receive in depth feedback from the judges.
  7. Practice communication and personal skills, including critical thinking skills and developing the confidence to speak in public - useful no matter where you find yourself later in life.
  8. Accommodation in the beautiful and safe environment of the Oakham School, all meals and snacks, and all teaching resources are included in your registration fee.
  9. A range of social activities where students can meet, hang out, and have fun with other debaters from across the world.
  10. It’s a lot of fun! Don’t take our word for it, read through the testimonials on the website and make up your own mind!

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