•   Pre-16 Learners

Debate Mate

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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



Event Age Groups IconY9, Y10

On Request

In School/College

Gatsby benchmark 3 7

This is an ncop event

This an NCOP activity, it is available for NCOP target schools.

Based on government policy; our programme is targeted using learner postcodes. Support with targeting is available from your hub manager, and more information can be found in the targeting, monitoring and evaluation section.