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Debating

Otago University Debating Society (OUDS) is a society set up with the goal of promoting speaking and debating within Dunedin and the wider Otago-Southland area. To that end the Society provides a fun and competitive platform through which novices learn how to debate, as well as providing the organisation and sponsorship necessary to send more experienced debaters to National and International tournaments. The Society is involved in community outreach programmes through facilitating school debating and coaching as well as regional debating and national competitions for school children. The Society is represented in the wider New Zealand University Debating Council (NZUDC) and, as such, takes part in the organisation and hosting of National and International tournaments on a rotational cycle.