• Fair Vote

    09 Mar 2018

    Debate Mate is part of the Fair Vote campaign, helping to provide a platform for young people to discuss all sides

  • RICS UDL Takeover

    16 Feb 2018

    This House Regrets the Demise of the High Street Click here to access the motion fact sheet. Below you can

  • UDL Round One Results!

    Below are the results for both the Secondary and Primary first rounds of the 2018 Urban Debate League. Secondary National

  • Harry Potter Schools Debating Competition

    05 Jan 2018

    As part of our social leadership scheme, students of the Debate Mate Graduate School have been taking debating into their

  • Remembering Firdaws Hashim

    06 Oct 2017

    “We have so much and we’re so fortunate to have it, and we all have it, and we’re lucky to,


About Debate Mate

Debate Mate is a unique, international educational charity dedicated to improving social mobility using cost-effective peer-to-peer debate mentoring.

We run after school debating clubs in areas of high child poverty, facilitated by students at the best universities, which give disadvantaged young people the skills they need to become exceptional young leaders – confidence, interpersonal communication skills and higher order thinking.

We have a strong global presence, operating programmes in Nepal, Africa, Jamaica, the Middle East, and the United States.

We also run bespoke workshops for teachers looking to integrate debating into their classrooms and specialised training for students who want to “debate like a world champion.”

By teaching debating through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower and inspire participants and provide them with powerful role models to raise their aspirations.


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Kev Partners

What's being said about Debate Mate

Where would I be without Debate Mate? Probably in a gang, on the streets.

Dangelo Former Debate Mate student

Debate Mate... is having a remarkable impact in helping teenagers express their ideas clearly, confidently and reasonably, skills which ought to be at the heart of modern education.

Lord Adonis Minister of State for Education, 2005 - 2008

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32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH

020 7922 8007