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The Exeter Debating Society was founded in 1893 in the spirit of intellectual exchange of ideas.  Over the years, we are proud to have hosted various high-profile speakers such as Anthony Eden, Mohamad Amin, Stephen Fry, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and Diane Atkinson.  The 2021-2022 committee aims to continue this history of inviting high-profile speakers to offer Exeter students insights into various contemporary and historical debates. 

Our history of excellence persists in the realm of competition.  Each year, we send our members to a variety of national and international competitions - from Oxford Inter-Varsity, Cambridge Wom*ns, and Imperial Novices,  to European Universities Debating Championships.  Further, we participate in regional competitions hosted by the University of Bristol, University of Southampton, and Aberystwyth University.  We are also proud to host our own annual national competition, the Exeter Open. 

The Debating Society is now one of the biggest societies on campus.  As the scope of our activity increases and membership body expands, we are looking for sponsors who will provide financial support mainly in the form of a lump sum paid before or during the academic year. 

Why sponsor us:

  • We are one of the biggest societies on campus with around 400 members in 2019-2020 academic year alone and one of the least affected by the pandemic as all of our events could be run virtually. 

  • Our speaker events, especially during Freshers week, attract hundreds of people on average and are held at one of the biggest venues on campus.

  • We run two events each week (debating workshops on Monday and Speaker events/Socials on Friday). 

We could offer *:

  • Your logo placed in our promotional materials (ie. display banners, online infographics, slides at our speaker events) that will be displayed at our events throughout the academic year (including our high-visibility events during Freshers week);

  • Your logo featured in our newsletter, which is sent to our full membership every week; and,

  • Your logo displayed on the front page of our website. 

We look forward to working with you to bring our members the fullest experience as the university campus reopens this upcoming September.

*All offers subjected to discussion. Fund allocation and amount will be discussed after initial expression of interest.

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Yves Bowonnaowarux


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