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  • Learn today, Lead tomorrow

    Try out our virtual courses with a free 30-minutes taster!

    High Impact courses for children ages 6-16. We use a debate-led methodology that puts young people at the centre of their learning and equips them with the critical thinking and leadership skills required to tackle big topics such as Climate Change, History, Psychology and Literature. All taught by Award-Winning Mentors from the world's best Universities.

  • Fundamentals of Debating Summer Term

    Join our upcoming 10-week course to develop your child's core confidence, critical thinking and communication skills.

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    Starts: 25 April 2022

    Ends: 09 July 2022

    Ages: 6 to 16 years old

  • Exploring: Inventions

    Explore a series of great inventions throughout history and from across the globe. Your child will critically engage with a variety of inventions from around the world, developing their own understanding of what a ‘great’ invention is.

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    Starts: 06 June 2022

    Ends: 09 July 2022

    Ages: 6 to 16 years old

  • Exploring: The Mind

    Explore and debate big questions about the mind. Your child will connect psychology, philosophy and neuroscience to their own experiences while collaborating with others to explore the intriguing mental phenomena of consciousness, creativity, memories and dreams.

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    Starts: 06 June 2022

    Ends: 09 July 2022

    Ages: 8 to 16 years old

Our virtual debating clubs

Students aged 6 to 16 will develop key 21st-century skills such as confidence, communication, and empathy. They will take part in a range of engaging and interactive activities, working alongside their peers from around the world and their university mentors. Our debate-led methodology puts students at the centre of their learning and equips them with the critical-thinking and leadership skills required to tackle big topics such as Law, Philosophy, and Shakespeare.

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.

Be Empowered

Learn how to tackle big topics and share your opinion on the big questions.

Get Inspired

Our Mentors are experts in their fields and can offer advice and guidance to the students.

Be Part of the Community

With students and Mentors from over 30 countries, be part of the next generation of global leaders.

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

Mel Yeung
Mel Yeung

University of Chicago
MA Political Theory

”I have been involved with debating since I started as a Debate Mate student in 2013. I mentored at my first club with Debate Mate in 2015 and have been involved ever since. My own notable debating achievements include being a Top 18 World Schools Debater in England, winning and finaling at multiple schools competitions including Durham Schools, UCL Schools, Birmingham schools, as well as winning, finaling at or being in the top 10 speakers of multiple university competitions including the Cambridge Women's Open, KCL Pro-Am, UCL President's Cup and the Queen Mary IV. I also was a judge at the World University Debating Championships in Cape Town in 2019.”

Gwan Choi
Gwan Choi

BPP University London
MA Law

”Since the start of my journey at Debate Mate, I have excelled in my communication skills, strengthened my analytical skills and developed the ability to adapt to situations promptly. I currently teach four classes of debating across London and was recognised as one of the UK’s top mentors, resulting in me becoming an ambassador for Debate Mate’s Education UK Programme and am currently an alumni for the Common Purpose programme (focusing on leadership development across 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

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

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