We are pleased to be hosting the Debating Matters inaugural Southampton Championship here at Solent.
The competition will see teams of 16-18 year olds from schools and colleges in Southampton and the surrounding areas debate the big questions of today. These topics will be debated before a panel of adults from a wide range of professional backgrounds - including local business leaders, scientists, and academics - who will quiz them on their arguments and challenge them to defend their research and thinking.
The competition is produced in partnership with NATS (National Air Traffic Control Service) and is run by the Academy of Ideas.
The competition is open to college and sixth form students no further than 30 miles from Southampton. For more information and an application form, please email Jack Clare, Senior Student Recruitment Officer, before the Friday 30 November deadline.