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Exeter centenary dinner

Exeter’s black-tie dinner celebration of the ESU’s centenary focused heavily on the educational aims and transformational potential of the ESU’s core programmes.

Bedfordshire Junior Debate Academy holds second annual meeting

The Junior debate academy meeting saw eight Bedfordshire schools debate on four topics spanning censorship, social networking, blood sports and women MPs.

Philippines fields best young speaker

Johanne Jazmin Tan Jabines from the Philippines beat 50 other contestants from across the world to win the International Public Speaking Competition 2018.

The Bedfordshire Junior Public Speaking Competitions

Bedford School hosted eighteen schools for the eighth junior Public Speaking Competitions.

Does debating help you deal with stress?

This blog looks at how students think debating has helped them navigate trying times ahead of mental health awareness week.

Ensuring that girls are given a voice

Sam Leith and Mary Beard remark on the number of females achieving in the ESU's Churchill Public Speaking Competition 2018.

Public speaking Maltese-style

Pia Zammit, Director of ESU Malta, tells us about the thriving Public Speaking Competition in her country.

Top tips…from the winners of our Debating Culture Award

Winners of the ESU debating culture award 2018, St Peter's school, share their tips and activities for building a sustainable nature of oracy and debating in your school.

Develop your professional skills by becoming an ESU mentor

Our network of trainers and mentors enable us to deliver our core oracy programmes: helping to improve young people’s speaking and listening skills and boost their confidence.

Public Speaking Competition for schools: Liverpool & Merseyside

The Liverpool & Merseyside branch final for the Public Speaking Competition  winners were chosen in a tight and close competition.

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