Sign up to mentor on our 2021-22 Programme!

Want the opportunity to change young people’s lives? 

Debate Mate is an educational organisation that works in areas of high child poverty across the UK. We employ university students to mentor for a period of 17-weeks from November to April, teaching debating to primary and secondary school students. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience, and a great opportunity to change young people’s lives. This year, our mentors will reach over 5,000 young people per week in London, Manchester, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool.

Why mentor with us?

“Debate Mate was the best thing I did at university. I got to meet some of the most inspiring young people and give back to my local community. I really felt like I was making a tangible difference.”

James, University of Manchester

If you think you fit the bill, please sign up now. We are always looking for passionate, engaging, and motivated university students to become mentors, as well as take part in our other exciting events.