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Find out more about our debating, public speaking and cultural exchange programmes

Discover Your Voice

A group of cheering primary school pupils with two teachers at the back. Two of the girls are wearing headscarves and one is holding a trophy in her hand.

WHAT: Full- or half-day oracy, debating, public speaking or performing workshops

AGE: 7-18 years old

DELIVERY: ESU-delivered



A male and a female secondary school students sitting close to each other. Both are holding papers in their hands and at the same time, they are carefully studying the papers in the boy's hand.

WHAT: Week-long summer residential debating programme

AGE: 14-18 years old

DELIVERY: ESU-delivered

HOW: Sign up now


Secondary School Exchange

A photo of the main entrance of Academia school building with the flags of the United States of America and China.

WHAT: Year at an American high school

AGE: Post-Year 13 students

DELIVERY: Partner schools in US


House of Lords Chamber Debate

A photo of the House of Lords with school students and House Members.

WHAT: Prestigious debate in the House of Lords for selected schools

AGE: Year 10 and above

DELIVERY: ESU-delivered

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