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Jan. 14, 2014

University of Glasgow students enjoy world debating success

University of GlasgowMore than 300 universities from around the world took part in the World University Debating Championships, and Glasgow University Union were one of four finalists. Postgraduate law student Duncan Crowe and fourth year philosophy undergraduate John McKee headed to Chennai, India, where they faced nine rounds and four head-to-head rounds before qualifying for the Grand Final.

Facing teams from Harvard, Sydney and Cambridge (with Harvard as the eventual winner), the University of Glasgow team debated the motion “"This House believes that India should adopt aggressive free market policies." Gavin Tulloch, President of the Union, said “GUU has not qualified to the final of WUDC since 2000 and to be in the top four teams in the world is the best recorded result in fourteen years. This year's result puts Glasgow University firmly back on the international stage for debating."

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the university agreed, saying, “As a University we are delighted with the efforts of the team and look forward to welcoming them back to Glasgow to celebrate their world leading efforts."

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Content added on 14th January 2014.

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