Debate League

Lliga de debat 19

Contest Rules. 2019 Edition.
UAB’s University Debate League aims to encourage the use of words through a dialectical confrontation in which each team has to defend a position on a hot topic.

Participants
Participation in this competition is open to everyone studying in UAB who is enrolled in the current academic year of 2018/19. The competition will be carried out in teams, formed by a minimum of two students and a maximum of five. Each team will have to choose a representative who will receive all the specific details of the competition (rules, timetables, etc).

You can also register individually, but in this case your participation in the competition will depend on whether the organizers can find a team for you. In case of the latter, competing individually will not be possible. Each student can only be part of one team.

Registration
Students interested in taking part must fill in the application form. Application period will end on 14 March 2019. Registration is individual and thus, all members from the team must fill it in. You also have to indicate who will be the representative of the team.

Academic Recognition
Undergraduate students taking part in the competition can recognise their participation in the University Debate league with 2 ECTS credits.

If you wish to do so, you must indicate it in the registration form.

Competition procedure
The competition will consist of one or more debates between the teams participating (based on the number of teams registered). The system will depend on the number of teams registered and will be specified in the Regulations for the 11th UAB University Debate League 2019 Edition, which will be forwarded to each team’s representative once registration period is over for them to prepare their participation accordingly; this will also be worked on in the workshops prior to the competition.

You can check Dinamització Comunitària’s Youtube channel, where you will find videos from past editions that may help you in organizing your speech.

Language
Catalan will be the lingua franca for debating.

Dates
The Debate League will take place from 19 to 21 March 2019 in Sala Teatre de la UAB, in l’Àgora (Plaça Cívica). Timetable of the competition will depend on the number of teams registered.

Topic
The debate’s topic will be: “Should surrogacy be legalized?”

Winners
The team who wins will represent UAB in the University Debate League organized by Xarxa Vives d’Universitats from 8 to 11 April 2019 in Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona). The Jury reserves the right to make the team bigger with members from other teams that participated in the 2019 edition.

The Debate League beyond UAB
You will be able to follow each debate in the League live by watching our streaming. Furthermore, we will upload a sum up of every phase and the League’s best moments in the Suma't al Debat de la UAB blog. If you want to follow the debate and comment it live, you will find in our Twitter @sumataldebatUAB threads of all the debates and their best arguments under the hashtag #lligadedebat. You will get to see the most amusing part of the League in our Instagram @comunitatuab with stories on the day-to-day and on the debates. Follow us, tag us and join the UAB’s debate!