Welcome to the Utrecht Debating Society Website

Hello there! Utrecht Debating Society (UDS) is a student society that is a fun, welcoming and constructive community. You will learn how to speak confidently, hold proper arguments and discover debating to be the hobby you never knew you always wanted. Our evenings are informal and are complemented by beers and snacks. We are a very welcoming society, with students from all types of faculties and backgrounds amongst our ranks. We also are a fairly international society with 2 of our current 4 board members being international students. Being a student society, anyone who is below 27 and from the UU, UCU, HU and HK can become a member.

How, When and Where

Every Wednesday at 19:30 is debate day. We typically hold 2 debates and then finish the night off by going to our bar, t’Pandje. Debates are entertained in the Locke Building at the UCU Campus. For regular updates on special evenings, workshops and socials check out our Facebook page.

Debating is a Life Skill

Debating offers the opportunity develop and use diverse skills that will aid you now and beyond University. You can develop confidence, perfect presentation and argumentation skills, all in a friendly and supportive environment that includes fun events and travel. For more general information and why debating is a great skill, visit our “Why Debating” page.

Cooperation with other Debating Societies

UDS is in close contact with other debating societies across the Netherlands, from Zeeland to Maastricht and from Leiden to Groningen. We happily welcome cooperation and communication with other societies in Utrecht. You can contact us via email or telephone.

Training for Companies and Organizations

We also offer training for societies/organizations in the realm of debating and judging. For more information and what we provide and how click here.

 

3 months ago
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UDS Hoogh! Today, Pieter and Florine won the Dutch Mace in Leiden! 🎉 We are incredibly proud of them and are looking forward to organizing it next year 😊

#udshoogh #uds #utrechtdebatingsociety ... See more

3 months ago
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Wednesday, we ended the UDS year with the traditional barbecue, games (even active ones such as frisbee) and speeches. 📣

We said an (unofficial) goodbye to the board of 2017/2018 and welcomed the ... See more

4 months ago
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5 months ago
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UDS Hoogh! UDS went to Groningen this weekend with a large delegation. 😀 After 2 days of amazing debates and a few nice rides at the yearly carnival, one of our teams made it to the semifinals! We ... See more

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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At UDS we had an amazing themed DTU yesterday! Amazing motions and prizes in the theme of 80 days around the World🌍! After debating on endocannibalism, Finland and roads in India, Roel and Lisa ... See more

6 months ago
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With 3 teams and 2 judges, UDS went to the Dutch Championships in Tilburg this weekend! We are very proud to say that Jobke and Alex even made it to the semi finals!

Overall, it was an amazing ... See more

6 months ago
UDS Regular Debate Night

This Wednesday, we will have a regular debate night with 2 debates about interesting topics. Experienced or not: everyone is welcome!

Also, there will be cake! 🙂

This Wednesday, we will have a regular debate night with 2 debates about interesting topics. Experienced or not: everyone is welcome!

Also, there will be cake! 🙂

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