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Debate Mate

Event date/s: Ongoing
Audience: Learners
Target Age Groups: Y9, Y10
Type of activity: Ongoing Programme
Topic of activity: Skills development
Booking instructions: Please contact your Hub manager


Debate Mate is an after-school debating programme run in state schools across the country in areas of educational disadvantage. The after-school clubs are run by top university students who act as teachers and inspirational mentor. The programme develops the listening, critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills of students who take part, giving them the skills and confidence to succeed in their future.

The Debate Mate programme consists of 14 one-hour after-school debating sessions plus participation in two national competitions. It runs from November to April and is for students from year 7-10. The clubs can run on a day and time of the school’s choice. 

For more information: Debate Mate Manchester Leaflet

Booking instructions

Please contact your Hub manager.

List of GM Higher target schools 2018-19: GM Higher Target Schools 2018-19

Bury, Bolton, Rochdale Elin Stewart
Manchester Chris Delaney
Oldham, Stockport, Tameside Vicky Sinfield
Salford and Trafford Andrea Dapoto
Wigan Colin Stanfield




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