• Skills to Succeed: 6 Week Programme

    Build skills critical to succeed in the world of today and tomorrow

    Book now - places are limited!

    Starts: 1st November 2021

    Ends: 11th December 2021

    Clubs for students aged 8 to 18.

  • 12 week autumn term course

    Our Virtual Clubs build self-confidence, critical-thinking, and communication Skills.

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    Starts: 13th September 2021

    Ends: 11th December 2021

    Ages: 6 to 16 years old

Our virtual debating clubs

Students aged 6 to 18 will:

Gain Confidence

83% of our students feel more confident speaking up in class

Develop key skills

Skills including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and self-management.

Feel positive

100% of our students said they enjoyed taking part in the Debate Mate sessions.

It’s simple to take part

Follow these simple steps

Purchase your course

Purchase a course for your child and create your secure Debate Mate account. We offer sibling discounts too!

Register your details

We will take into account your child’s age, experience and availability, and place them in a virtual debating club that is an ideal fit for them!

Take part!

Log in to your Debate Mate account each week to access your secure Zoom Link. Learn and have fun whilst doing it!

Led by our world class mentors

Meet some of our mentors

Hester Cameron
Hester Cameron

University of Bristol
History

”I have worked as a Debate Mate Mentor since November 2020, teaching weekly Virtual Debate Clubs, Summer Camps and working on the Deloitte partnership. I love inspiring confidence and conviction in my students!”

Emma Loubser
Emma Loubser

University of Bristol
History

”In my second year of university, I started volunteering for Debate Mate and have absolutely loved teaching on both our school and online programmes. I find it so rewarding to see how much student's communication skills and confidence grow in such a short space of time, and I really enjoy hearing our students’ game-changing ideas about how to change the world.”

Parent testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it

  • My daughter absolutely loved her first session! It was right up her street and she came downstairs beaming afterwards!
    This is such a fantastic idea and I can see both girls wanting to go through all the different levels that you offer.”

  • I had been hoping to involve my daughter in debating for some time so was delighted to come across your organisation. She is absolutely loving the programme and has a genuine buzz about her at the end of each session.”

  • My daughter did her first session last Wednesday and absolutely loved it. She is already looking forward to the next one and asked me if she could continue this course to the next level.
    She loved the fact that it was a small group and was fun. She was articulate about the top 3 things she took away from the session.
    A huge thank you and well done to all of you for a great start!”

  • What you're offering is absolutely superb. These skills are not taught in state schools as standard and I do feel it can leave students lagging behind their privately educated counterparts as they progress to higher and further education settings.
    It also helps enormously with how to structure and strengthen arguments in essays.
    The young people you have working for you are really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We are incredibly impressed and have no doubt that both girls will continue all the way through every level.”

Choose your weekly club day and time slot

We have regular club days and times that you can specify your preference. View weekly club session times

We prioritise your child's safety and security

All staff are background checked and trained in child safeguarding. Online safety information

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