Debate League


Requirements for the 2017 edition
The UAB Debating League is a competition aimed at promoting a good command of communication skills among students through dialectic confrontation between different teams that will have to adopt a position in favour of or against a topical issue.
 
Participants
Participation in the competition will be open to all UAB students enrolled in the 2016/2017 academic year. Students must register as part of a team made up of a minimum of two students and a maximum of five members. Specific information on the competition (regulations, schedule, etc.) will be given out to the spokesperson chosen by each group.

If a student fails to find a team, he or she can register individually. In the event of the organisation finding another student in the same situation, they will be asked to team up. If they are unable to form a new team, they will not be allowed to participate in the competition. A student cannot be part of more than one team.
 
Registration
Interested students must fill in this form. The registration period ends on 8 February 2017. All students must register individually but they will be asked to state the names of their group partners and the name of the spokesperson.
 
Academic Recognition
All UAB degree students participating in the Debating League will be able to apply for two ECTS credits in recognition of their participation.

Debating procedure
The competition will be made up of one or more debates between the teams, depending on the number of registered teams. The system of competition will depend on the number of registered teams and, soon after the registration period, the Debating League regulations will be given out to each team’s spokesperson so that all the teams get the chance to properly prepare their contribution to the debate. The regulations will be discussed at the training sessions prior to the competition.
 
On the Community Involvement Unit's YouTube channel you will find videos from previous editions that may be helpful for structuring your speech.
 
Language
Catalan will be used as the working language during the debate.
 
Dates
The Debating League will take place from 13 to 16 February 2017, at the UAB Theatre in l’Àgora building (Plaça Cívica). The schedule for the competition will depend on the number of registered teams.
 
Topic
The topic of debate will be: Should governments have control over the media?
 
Winning team
The winning team will represent the UAB in the University Debating League organised by the Xarxa Vives d’Universitats from 25 to 29 April 2017. For the interuniversity competition, the jury may add members from other teams participating in the 2017 edition to the winning team.
 
The judges’ decisions will be final.