Manchester is proud to host the European Universities Debating Championships 2013. Manchester EUDC will see over 700 dedicated individuals from across the continent come together for 7 days of debate, discussion and exchange of ideas.
From 18th-24th August, in the University of Manchester's Oxford Road Campus we'll see over over 28,000 minutes of speeches, 500 debates and over 100 institutions represented. With quarter- and semi-finals held in Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium, and black tie Grand Finals in the stunning Palace Hotel, we'll discover Europe's best debaters in both Open and English as a Second Language competitions. This is the pinnacle of the European debating community, a large and rapidly expanding network of university debating societies in 46 European and Middle Eastern countries.
We are now attempting to stream the Grand Final. Again we are making no guarantees. We are also attempting to record this. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5128184/events/2347107 EUDC Comms Team
We are streaming the ESL Final! Please find the link here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5128184/events/2346880 We cannot guarantee the stream however we are also going to attempt to record it. Regards, EUDC Comms Team.
Euros, Thanks for all your feedback. The tab room wishes you best of luck for the break! Chairs: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1341333/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-9 Wings: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1341331/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-9 Sorry for the broken links. We don’t know what happened either. Tab room
Euros, Note we won’t be processing feedback past 8pm tonight. Chairs: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1340980/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-8 Wings: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1340984/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-8 Many thanks, Roxie
Dear Euros, Thanks all for your feedback. There is no joy like reading it. And then typing it out. Sometimes multiple times. The next rounds are closed adjudication so we only require the wings and chairs feedback. Genuine thanks to all the teams, chairs and wings who have submitted feedback so far. All feedback received [...]
Euros, Thanks again to all those who submitted feedback, digitally and by paper. It is being taken into account. On another note, we appreciate you are people and not numbers, but please write down your ID numbers. Chairs: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1340067/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-6 Wings: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1340056/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-6 Teams: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1340062/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Teams-Round-6 Thanks, Roxie
Hi Euros, Thanks again for your online submissions. The tab room would be forever grateful if those filling out paper forms could remember to input essential data such as their ID number. And their name. Here are the online feedback forms: Wings: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339744/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-5 Teams: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339742/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Teams-Round-5 Chairs: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339741/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-5 Thanks, Roxie
Dear Euros, Thanks to those of you who are already using and borrowing digital devices to send in feedback. Keep them coming! Here are the digital links for R4: Wings: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339341/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-4 Chairs: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339338/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-4 Teams: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1339339/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Teams-Round-4 Thanks, Roxie
Dear Euros, If you are able, we would greatly appreciate it if you used your devices, or indeed, borrowed some other nice person’s, and entered feedback online. Full paper feedback would require 14,000 data entry operations by our volunteers…. To the 300 of you who are already doing this, a hundred thousand thank [...]
Dear All, Please find the links for the feedback forms. Teams http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1338323/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Teams-Round-2 Wings http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1338322/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round-2 Chairs http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1338320/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round-2 If you are unable to log in please use the paper forms and bring them back to the tab room. Yours, Dan
Dear All, Please find the links for the feedback forms. Teams http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1337785/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Teams-Round1 Wings http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1337796/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Wings-Round1 Chairs http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1337802/EUDC-Judging-Feedback-Chairs-Round1 If you are unable to log in please use the paper forms and bring them back to the tab room. Yours, Dan
Dear Debaters of Europe, Welcome to Manchester EUDC. We hope you’re looking forward to the week ahead. We know that everyone at the tournament cares about having a good time as much as we do, and crucially everybody will try as hard as we will to ensure this tournament runs on time. For the benefit of everyone, [...]
Dear debaters, With two days to go until the start of the tournament, we have brought together all of the information you need for your arrival and stay in Manchester into one place, in our Welcome Booklet. The booklet can be accessed online at any time here: www.manchestereuros.eu/welcome As we will not be distributing printed [...]
Dear debaters, Only 5 days left until you arrive in Manchester! The last few weeks’ sunny weather has predictably returned to the usual heavy rain, so make sure you pack your umbrellas. We will keep our fingers crossed for some sunshine on Sunday for your arrival For those of you who are counting down the [...]
Dear debaters, All delegation leaders should have received the following message from our logistics co-ordinator via the email address provided in Phase 2. If you have not received an email from us, please get in touch (email@example.com) to ensure that we have the correct email address for you. We are aware that some university email [...]
The judges’ briefing and judging test are now available online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12uqE87Akfkm8UmfJGC3EF3g5OlBkrdVGwZK5-tGVp2w/viewform . If you intend to judge at this year’s EUDC, please take the time to read the briefing and take the judging test. All registered judges need to complete the test, and the deadline for submission is 11:59 pm UK time, 7th August 2013. We hope you’re as [...]
Hello, All delegation representatives should have received an email detailing how to apply for ESL status. ESL applicants will need to fill out a google form before the 10th of August. We hope that we will be able to grant ESL status to the majority of applicants without interview but if you an interview is [...]
Dear debaters, We have a couple of final announcements regarding Phase 2 and waitlisted institutions. Please share this post with anyone you know who is coming to Euros! Phase 2 There are still a few participants who have not completed the Phase 2 Part 2 form. Every individual attending EUDC must fill in this form [...]
With less than two months to Euros (are you excited yet? Because OrgComm certainly are!) we hope you have already started planning your journey and stay in Manchester. In order to make it easier for you we have added a new section on our website - How to get here – which gives you information [...]
Dear debaters, Want to come to one of the biggest events of the debating calendar for free? You can, if you volunteer at Manchester EUDC! To sign up now, fill in this form: http://bit.ly/15i8wjh Euros is one of the best experiences university debating can offer, and as a volunteer you will get to watch debates, attend socials and [...]
Dear debaters, We have a few notifications from the reg team; please read over these in full as they are important and may be relevant to your institution. Outstanding payments There are still a handful of institutions with payments outstanding. All of these should have received emails from us, but if you think your institution [...]
Dear debaters, A reminder that the deadline to complete the Phase 2 form we have sent you is Friday at 20:00 BST. Everyone speaking or judging for an institution at EUDC should have received an email with a link to this form. If you have not received this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please could you ensure [...]
Dear all, Do you want to observe the biggest debating competition on the continent? We are excited to offer observer passes to any interested party who wants to be at the competition. An observer pass grants you accommodation, food, debates, socials and everything else Manchester EUDC has to offer! An observer pass costs £300 per [...]
Dear debaters, We have now moved into the second part of Phase 2, and are gathering information from individual participants. Everyone speaking or judging for an institution at EUDC should have received an email with a link to our Phase 2 – Part 2 form. Please could you ensure that you fill in this form [...]
Dear competitors at EUDC 2013, We are aware that anybody who knows us well, or is prepared to trawl the internet, or both, also knows the issues that have interested us recently and the motions we have set. We would like to make this information easily accessible to all competitors attending EUDC 2013, so we [...]
A reminder that balance payments of £150 per participant are due by 20:00 BST on Friday 10th May. That’s this coming Friday. If you have not yet made your balance payment, now is the time to do so! (Balance deadlines for reallocated teams may vary – you will have received an email with your deadline. [...]
Dear debaters, We have now processed the second set of reallocations for EUDC, and the new, updated waiting list can be found here: http://bit.ly/14Vt0hw. We have contacted all institutions who have been allocated a second and third team. If you believe your institution should have been allocated a team in this set of reallocations and you [...]
Dear debaters, We have now processed the first round of reallocations and the new waiting list can be found here: http://bit.ly/104pUPn We have contacted all institutions who have been allocated a second team. If your institution was in the top 31 on the waiting list and you have not received an email from us, let us [...]
Dear debaters, Once more, a reminder that our deposit payment deadline is tomorrow at 20:00 BST. Many thanks to all those of you who have already paid your deposits. For UK institutions who have not yet paid, we would ask that you please don’t leave your payment to the last minute, just in case you [...]
Dear Debaters of Europe, We are sad to announce that due to academic pressures, Sarah Harding will be stepping down as Convener of Manchester EUDC with immediate effect. Sarah has been a fantastic Convener and we would like to thank her for all her hard work over the past 18 months. She is to be replaced by Lucy Penny [...]
Dear debaters, Just a reminder that deposit payments are due this Friday (12th April) by 20:00 BST. Payment details can be found in your allocation email. If you would like us to resend payment details, just drop us an email at email@example.com. Please bear in mind that for institutions wishing to pay using our official [...]
Dear Debaters, A reminder that payment of deposits for Manchester EUDC is due by 20:00 GMT on Friday 12th April. Thank you to all those institutions who have already paid their deposits. For those that have not, please bear in mind any extra time that may be necessary to make international transfers etc. and ensure [...]
Dear Debaters, All institutions that requested a judging waiver during the registration process should now have received a response from us with the outcome of their request. If you requested a waiver and have not heard back from us let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org (please check your spam folder first!) and we will resend your [...]
Debaters of Europe! We would like to remind you that the deadline for independent adjudication applications is on the 26th of March. Applications should be sent to email@example.com. The application form can be found here. Yours, Manchestere EUDC team.
Dear debaters, Having processed all of the registration, we can now reveal the allocations and waiting lists. Allocations Wait List Thank you everyone for registering! We shall soon send emails regarding Phase 2 which includes payment of deposits. We shall send this to emails that were registered with us. If you have not heard from us [...]
While it’s unlikely that “THBT international bank transfer fees are a rip off” would ever be a motion at EUDC (or anywhere, for that matter), you’d have to pity the teams on side opposition. High street banks charge hidden fees as high as 5 percent on sums you send abroad – even when they claim [...]
We have now closed our registration system. Thank you to all those who registered. We shall soon be commencing the next leg of this process.
Registration is now live! registration.manchestereuros.eu
To facilitate registration, the Manchester EUDC Org Comm will provide a portal for registration. This will go live today at 1300 GMT. The registration portal shall be located at: registration.manchestereuros.eu Sincerly, Manchester EUDC Org Comm
Dear all, Following feedback from various institutions, we have decided to introduce a ‘soft cap’ of 3 teams per institution. Our reg system will work in exactly the same way as previously, with one alteration: no 4th team will be allocated until all outstanding 3rd team requests have been resolved. Yours, The Manchester EUDC team
In the run up to registration, our website is now live. This is going to be our main avenue for providing information for all new information. The content on our website is still subject to change. For reference, our website is manchestereuros.eu.
Debaters of Europe! We are pleased to announce that our registration will open on Wednesday, March 13th at 13:00 GMT* and will close on Thursday, March 14th at 13:00 GMT*. Registration will cost £250 per person (for both speakers and adjudicators). There will be no limit to the number of teams or judges which institutions [...]
We have now opened funding applications for independent adjudicators at Manchester EUDC 2013. We are seeking excellent adjudicators from a diversity of nations and language categories. We welcome applications from all judges, regardless of nationality, age, or student status. If you’re interested in judging at EUDC 2013, please find the application form at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9jJAm-8bFh8ZGpZSXl2eU56Qjg/edit?usp=sharing. Please [...]