Debating skills don’t just come in handy on the podium; it can help boost self-confidence and improvisation skills too.
The students who will be representing our city at the World Schools Debating Championship speak about why they are willing to dedicate so much time and effort into the ‘intellectual sport’.
No one is judging you on your grammar or how well you can speak English – as long as you know your motions, can present a good argument, and can speak with confidence
If you don’t know what MUN stands for, and you’re too afraid to ask, then read this
Being able to win a debate isn’t just making sure you know your subject front to back, it’s about being able to overcome your nerves on stage.
You’ve tried your best to make a powerful case, but no-one else seems to agree. What went wrong?
Debating skills can help you in other areas, too, from writing essays and speaking in public, and even understanding global conflicts.
Debating is as much about listening, sharing and learning as it is about arguing. Former City University debate team captain shares his tips on how to be a great debater.
Forget about using big words, common sense will win you that argument.
Debating in English may pose an extra challenge for CMI schools, but language barriers don’t have to stop you from making a winning argument.