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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.

Ouse Valley centenary lunch meeting: Anglo American relations

The Junior Public Speaking  lunch meeting show cased the talents of year 4/5 Bedfordshire students.

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

Exeter branch talk on migration by Jonathan Lee Draper

The Exeter and District branch  hosted Dr Jonathan Draper who was Dean of Exeter Cathedral from 2011 to 2017. He is now the part-time General Secretary of Modern Church, a liberal Christian charity.

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.

And the winners are...

The winners of the Schools' Mace and Performing Shakespeare competitions for 2018 are announced.

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