Become a member

“Do you want to travel through Europe to convince everybody of your opinion?”
Come to the UDS debating evenings

To become a UDS member: sign up here.
If you would like to come by during one of our weekly evenings: contact one of us, or just drop by during the evening itself!

Do UDS and you match?

Did you enjoy debating in high school and want to continue during your study?
Or do you perhaps have no experience yet, but would you like to be strong and confident when speaking in public to persuade people of your opinion?
Want to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds, in a fun way?
Want to make memories with us in ‘t Pandje?
Like travelling around in Europe?

Come join us at a weekly evening and take a look!

Why become a member?

Debating is a very useful skill. It will prove its value when writing essays for your study, at your later job and every time you have to speak in front of a crowd. For instance, debating will help you to be a better public speaker and gain more confidence in your own abilities. It teaches you to quickly analyse a situation critically and structure your thoughts. You can read the debating format we use on the page about our society.

UDS is a close community where every comes to know each other quickly. We make no difference between members, everybody is equal and is valued in our society. Together we make amazing (international) trips to many debating tournaments and we learn a lot about a wide variety issues relevant in today’s world. You will learn to become a great speaker in a fun way.

Every Wednesday evening we meet at 19:30 in the Locke building located on University College Campus.  You can just drop by and we’ll make sure you see the best our society has to offer, you don’t have to become a member first! You can shoot us a message in advance, or not. For any questions you might have, please do not hesitate to contact or contact our chair, Patrick Schmiermann, at +31 6 48123066

Have we already convinced you? You can also sign up online by clicking here, members fee is only €35,- a year.