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Week 8 Meeting

We won’t be running our main internal competition this week due to the ANZAC Day Holiday on Tuesday. However, we’ll be running some debates on Thursday night for anyone who is interested (sign-up here) from 5:30pm in room GM16 of the Law School. Alternatively, the DAV will be running an adjudicator training session on Thursday night for anyone interested in adjudicating in the Victorian Secondary School Competition (also 5:30pm, Room GM16). The session runs for about 1.5-2 hours, and accredited adjudicators are paid $50 for each night of the competition they adjudicate. There’s no need to sign-up for this: just come along on the night!
By |April 26th, 2017|Member Training, Updates|Comments Off on Week 8 Meeting

Queensland Australs 2017 – Trials

The Australian Intervarsity Debating Championships (Australs) will be hosted by the University of Queensland from the 1st-9th July. Registration for the tournament is $760 per person and covers debates, socials, accommodation and most meals. Trials for those wishing to attend as debaters will be held over the 6th and 7th of May. If you are interested in trialling, or attending as a debater, please fill out this Google Form by 11pm Wednesday 3rd May. More information can be obtained from the form, or by contacting Ben O’Shea. Please note that you must be a member of MUDS in order to trial.
By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Queensland Australs 2017 – Trials

Wollongong Easters 2017 – Results

Congratulations to all of our contingent who represented MUDS at the Australian Intervarsity Debating Championships (Easters). In particular, congratulations to Melbourne 6 (Sarah Bostock, Sophie Chauhan, Mouli Ghoush) and Melbourne 7 (Luke Macaronas, Chantal Hatch, Stuart Dixon) who both made it though to the Quarter Finals, and Melbourne 10 (Patrick Dawson, Connor O’Brien, Jessie Horder-Geraghty) who made it through to the Octo-Finals. Additionally, Ben O’Shea, Katy Morrison and Edmond Stewart were all selected to adjudicate finals of the competition, with Edmond judging the Grand Final of the Competition. Finally, Luke Macaronas, Sophie Chauhan and Connor O’Brien were all in the top ten novice speakers at the tournament, while Stuart Dixon and Patrick Dawson were both in the overall top ten speakers at the tournament. We also had a number of other speakers also rank quite highly in what was overall an highly successful tournament for MUDS.
By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wollongong Easters 2017 – Results

Melbourne Easters 2016 – Treasurer’s Report

The Australian Intervarsity Debating Championships was hosted by the Melbourne University Debating Society in 2016. The Treasurer’s Report for Melbourne Easters can be found at this link. Additional information can be obtained by contacting vice.president@mudsonline.net
By |April 9th, 2017|Externals|Comments Off on Melbourne Easters 2016 – Treasurer’s Report

Wollongong Easters Contingent

We’re thrilled to announce our contingent for Wollongong Easters 2017!!! Melbourne 1: Peter Robertson, Kate Johnson & Neil Du Melbourne 2: Christopher Skliros, Bilal Ibrahim & Jonathon Liu Melbourne 3: Deborah Zhang, Kaavya Jha & Zachary August Melbourne 4: Eleanor Kirk, Amanda Tan & Sharon Du Melbourne 5: Grace Zhang, Natasha Bay & Sukhmani Randhawa Melbourne 6: Sarah Bostock, Mouli Ghosh & Sophie Chauhan Melbourne 7: Stuart Dixon, Chantal Hatch & Luke Macaronas Melbourne 8: Paris Henkel, Benji Batten & Mark Salamy Melbourne 9: Allen Gu, Michelle Guo & Ruby Ekkel Melbourne 10: Patrick Dawson, Connor O’Brien & Jessie Horder-Geraghty Adjudicators: Angela Le Christopher Bates Gabriel Steger Isobel Beasley James Coughlin Jessica Chen Katy Morrison Sebastian Beale Sonia Sharma Winona Horton Edmond Stewart (independent) Ben O’Shea (independent) Best of luck to everyone attending, and a massive thank you to our selectors Matthew ‘Mateusz’ Guy and Zoe Brown for their work! (Note: teams and adjudicators do not appear in any ranked order)
By |April 9th, 2017|Externals|Comments Off on Wollongong Easters Contingent

Interested in joining MUDS?

Interested in joining MUDS in 2017? There are plenty of ways to sign-up! 1. Catch us at the O Week Clubs and Societies Expo on Wednesday during orientation week (22nd February), 2. Come along to Pizza and a Demonstration debate on Tuesday during Week 1 (28th February, 5:30pm, location TBA), or 3. Sign-up online under the membership tab of our website. We hope to see you along at one of our events soon!
By |February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interested in joining MUDS?

Worlds Contingent

We’re thrilled to be able to announce our contingent for the World Universities Debating Championships held in The Hague over the Summer Break! Melbourne A: Zoe Brown & Jane Carroll Melbourne B: Sarah Bostock & Alessandra Chinsen Melbourne C: John Hajek & Christopher Skliros Adjudicators: Karina Bradley, Matthew Guy, Ben O’Shea, James Maccarrone & Anna Nguyen
By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Worlds Contingent

Week 10: Nous Cup Grand Final

Join us on Tuesday at 5:30pm in Room 104 of the Melbourne Law School for the Grand Final of our main internal competition for Semester 2: Nous Cup! It’s sure to be an excellent quality debate, and you’re more than welcome to head on down to the pub with us afterwards.
By |October 2nd, 2016|Updates|Comments Off on Week 10: Nous Cup Grand Final

Worlds Trials

Trials for the World Universities Debating Championships (held in The Hague from the 27th December-4th January) will be held on Sunday 16th October. Information on the trials process, costs and sponsorship are available on the sign-up form for trials which can be found here. This form is used regardless of whether you are applying as a debater or an adjudicator. Please note that you need to sign up by 10pm on Tuesday 11th October in order to trial. Additional information on the tournament can be found at the tournament website.
By |September 26th, 2016|Externals|Comments Off on Worlds Trials

Women’s Results

Congratulations to all of our teams who represented MUDS at the Australasian Women’s Debating Championships over the weekend. In particular, congratulations to Melbourne 1 (Sarah Bostock and Alessandra Chinsen) who made it to the Semi-Finals, Melbourne 3 (Stephanie Ponsonby and Priyanka Banerjee) who made it through to the Quarter Finals, and Melbourne 2 (Jane Carroll and Grace Zhang) who were the fifth ranked team at the tournament. Additionally, Alessandra and Jane were both equal 7th best speaker and the tournament, and Zoe Brown broke as an adjudicator through to the Grand Final.
By |September 26th, 2016|Externals, Updates|Comments Off on Women’s Results