Welcome to the Otago University Debating Society website

OUDS provides a welcoming forum to debate topical issues affecting New Zealand and the world. Whether it's debating at the Commerce building, competing in national and international tournaments, drinking at the Cook or carving up the local karaoke stage at Vivace, we can guarantee there's something for everyone at the society.

We cater to novice debaters and seasoned veterans alike, with plenty of opportunity to learn from some of the best debaters in New Zealand and to take part in a variety of debating events. As well as the chance to develop strong debating skills, OUDS also offers an extremely friendly environment in which you can get to know a variety of people and enjoy a wide range of social occasions.

Interested? We meet in the Commerce Building, room 2.20, every Tuesday at 7.00pm, and would love to see you there.

You can contact us by emailing oudsvp@gmail.com.

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