8-9 March / Join the Irish Intervarsity Francophone Debates 2019 ! [fr]
After a successful 2018 edition in Queen’s University Belfast, the Intervarsity Francophone Debates come back to Dublin on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2019 in the University College Dublin.
As part of Month of Francophonie, teams from universities all over the Island will meet during two days for heated debates around the theme of equality on the 8th and 9th of March 2019 in University College Dublin.
If public debate is challenging, requiring both public speaking and debating skills, imagine doing it in French! Debaters will need your support!
This year, the competition is open to beginners so don’t be shy.
The competition can count as many as 16 teams and new talents are more than welcome!
2018 edition in Belfast
The intervarsity debating weekend will include three rounds of debates followed by a grand final!
- Friday 8th March : meeting and registration at 4pm + 1st round of debates
- Saturday 9th March : 2nd and 3rd rounds of debates + Final
Each team will consist of two members, with each round of debates consisting of four teams. Two teams will be each motion wile two teams will be against. Each speaking time will be 5-7 minutes per person.
French natives can participate but they are limited to 1 per team and the jury will also consequently be stricter on the development of arguments.
This year, a novice round will also be open with reduced speaking time (3 minutes) and the emphasis will be put on the quality of the arguments rather than the ability to speak French.
You too can take part !
Registration is open and accessible here :
Intervarsity Francophone Debate online registration form
Registration will cost €15 per competitor, with a reduced fee of €10 for supporters and associates. Dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included.
The debates will take place in the Red Room of the Student Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
The event is organised by the UCD French Society with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland.
All questions can be asked to the UCD French Society : firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the UCD French Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCDFrenchSoc/