The Australasian Women’s Debating Championships are being co-hosted by Monash University and Deakin University in Melbourne this year from the 23rd-26th September. The tournament is open to female-identifying and non-binary participants. This year MUDS is sending six teams and three adjudicators (although we will likely gain more places if there is sufficient interest). Trials for debaters will be held on Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September (you only need to be available on one of these nights). Please fill out the form here if you wish to trial. If you are applying just as an adjudicator, you only need to fill out the form to be considered. Registration is $290 for debaters and $260 for adjudicators, however all novices are eligible for sponsorship to bring this down to $200. (The sponsorship eligibility criteria can be found here) If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to email@example.com
This week we’ll be meeting again on Tuesday in Room 104 of the Law School at 5:30pm. We’ll be running a session on how to debate in the British Parliamentary (BP) format, followed by a round of debates. Don’t worry if you’ve never debated before! This week and next week will be Pro-Am rounds, where anyone who hasn’t debated BP before (an Amateur) is paired up with an experienced debater (a Pro). To sign up to debate at internals this week, you can fill out the link here.
We’re currently looking for a new Socials Officer to join the Committee! A description of the role is available here. If you’re interested, please send a brief application (no more than 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are interested and what you would bring to the role. Applications will remain open until next Monday, and be considered at our committee meeting next week.
MUDS would like to extend a huge congratulations to all our member who attended and were involved in the running of the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship in Perth last week! (more…)
Our first meeting of the Semester is this Tuesday! Join us from 5:30pm for Pizza on Level 1 of the Law Building. At around 5:45pm we’ll watch a demonstration debate between some of MUDS’ older members. For new members, it’s the perfect opportunity to see what a university debate looks and sounds like (don’t worry if you’ve never debated before – we run training sessions throughout the semester!). Like all debates in Semester 2, this one will occur in the British Parliamentary debating format, so it’s a great chance for all members to get back into the swing of things. Come along for the pizza – stay for the excessively loud voices, well constructed arguments and hilarious jokes* *Only excessively loud voices guaranteed
Vic Cup is one of Victoria’s second semester tournaments that alternates between the MUDS and MAD each year. This year it’s being hosted by MUDS and will be held over the weekend of August 13/14th! You can find all of the details about the tournament on our Facebook event here! (more…)
We are excited to welcome Chris Skliros and Sarah Lee onto the MUDS committee as the new Schools Training Officers, and would also like to thank Sarah Abell for taking on the extra responsibility of Member Training Officer alongside her current position of Public Debates Officer! (more…)
There’s never been a better time to get involved with MUDS! We currently have a range of opportunities for our members who want to get more involved in both debating and our wonderful debating society! (more…)
MUDS is pleased to announce its contingent to the 2016 Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships! An enormous thank you to our trialers Bec Barrett and James Beavis, and to our Trials Officer Kevin Chua for all their hard work! (more…)