Student Zone


Living in these unprecedented times, now that school is closed, you’re likely to be spending a lot of time online in the coming weeks and months. We know that, as Debate Mate students, now that your sessions aren’t running you’ll be wanting to keep your minds occupied!

This is why you should visit  Debate Mate’s Student Zone. Here you’ll be able to stay up-to-date on the burning issues that the world is talking about through using our Featured Motions to organise your own debates. Not only that, you’ll also be able to watch our #AdeAsks Series to learn about all manner of topics from Ade herself! And, you’ll also be able to get involved in our socials, win prizes and contribute to the national conversation.

Black Lives Matter Resources

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have published a dedicated and continually updating free Anti-Racism Resources PageHere you can find support for teachers and students in facilitating conversations about racism, motion fact sheets, training and bespoke sessions throughout the year.


#AdeAsks is a thought-provoking series where you can stay up-to-date with current issues that affect you. You can even suggest topics for Ade to cover in a forthcoming #AdeAsks! These are a great way to broaden your knowledge, and discuss an important current issue with friends or in your Debate Mate club.

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Graduate School

If you are interested in advanced debating, competing in national debating competitions, and project management, you can join our Graduate School programme.


Weekly half-day sessions taught by top university debaters, and held at a central location.


Students in years 10 and above who have at least one year of experience on Debate Mate’s Core Programme.


  • Cultivate world-class debaters by providing high-level debate training and opportunities to compete
  • Create career opportunities for students through interaction with professionals from different industries
  • Develop students’ social leadership skills through the planning of community projects

Debate Mate Alumni & Ambassadors Network

Debate Mate is celebrating its 10-year anniversary!

To celebrate this milestone, we’re looking to formalise our Alumni & Ambassadors Network and host events throughout the year.

We’re starting to hear some incredible stories about the work our former students and mentors are doing around the world, and it’s about time we brought everyone together. To register your interest in joining, and to help us make this a success, please fill in this short form so that we can get to work setting up a thriving and sustainable network!