QDU Rules

The QDU has updated the rules for the Competition. The changes include: a new requirement that affirmative teams provide a whiteboard marker clarification of the rules concerning late arrivals to short preparation debates clarification that debaters are not permitted to use electronic devices during debates clarification of what constitutes inappropriate language in debates. We strongly recommend every participant in the QDU Competition familiarise themselves with the rules, which are available here. Please feel free to get in touch with us at admin@qdu.org.au if you have any q...
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Amended topics

The QDU has amended two topics for round one of the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast 2015 competition. The Year 8 topic is now: 'That we should ban toys designed for (and marketed to) only one gender' The Year 12 topic is now: 'That we should ban school leavers from travelling overseas for "Schoolies" celebrations' The prospectus (available here) will be updated shortly to reflect these changes.
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Early bird tickets now available for QDU Summer Schools!

The QDU is streamlining the process of the Summer Schools and Regional Workshops for 2015 by offering pre-purchased tickets to our three main events. To celebrate this change in the way we do things, the QDU is offering an Early Bird Discount of 25% on our Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba Regional Workshops as well as our Brisbane Summer school. (more…)
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Apply Now – 2015 Queensland State Team Coach

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The QDU is seeking suitable applicants for the position of 2015 Queensland State Team Coach. This is a volunteer position. The primary role of the State Team Coach is to coach the students selected as the Queensland State Team to compete at the annual National Schools Debating Championships. The State Team Coach will also be required to actively participate in the selection of the members of the Queensland State Team, work with the QDU Executive, and perform some administrative duties. It is the preferred position of the QDU Executive that the State Team Coach has no other coaching commi...
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