Debating Matters April Public Policy Championship

April Public Policy Championship

This is the first of three Public Policy Championships organised in association with PERT. The aim is for students to debate issues of contemporary relevance to public policy issues in the UK today. The winners will be crowned DM April Public Policy Champions.

DEBATE 1: The UK should reduce its Foreign Aid budget

GROUP 1
Mon 26 April
14.00-15.30

FOR
Queen Mary’s College

AGAINST
Barnard Castle School

CHAIR

Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES
Shahrar Ali
Jo Phillips
Phil Mullan

GROUP 2
Weds 28 April
10.00-11.30

FOR
Burnley College

AGAINST
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar

CHAIR

Mo Lovatt

JUDGES
Steve Kelleher
Dr Glynne Williams
Hilary Salt

DEBATE 2:Vaccine passports benefit society

GROUP 1
Tues 27 April
14.00-15.30

FOR
Barnard Castle School

AGAINST
The Ecclesbourne School

CHAIR
Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES
Professor Ellie Lee
Dr Eliot Forster
Tracey Follows

GROUP 2
Thurs 29 April
10.00-11.30

FOR
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar

AGAINST
Havering Sixth Form College

CHAIR
Rob Lyons

JUDGES
Jess Butcher MBE
Nicola Thomas
Jake Unsworth

DEBATE 3: “Unhealthy lifestyles are not the business of government”

GROUP 1
Weds 28 April
14.00-15.30

FOR
The Ecclesbourne School

AGAINST
Queen Mary’s College

CHAIR
Ella Whelan

JUDGES
Dr Jane Greaves
Jon O’Brien
Dr Chris Yianni

GROUP 2
Thurs 29 April
14.00-15.30

FOR
Havering Sixth Form College

AGAINST
Burnley College

CHAIR
Alastair Donald

JUDGES
Roy Lilley
Dr Penny Lewis
Ian Skillicorn

FINAL DEBATE:Monuments to controversial historical figures should remain

Friday 30 April, 14.00-16.00

FOR
Winner – Group 1

AGAINST
Winner – Group 2

CHAIR

Mo Lovatt

JUDGES
Michael Hollick
Ali Miraj
Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert