How to get involved

If you're interested in getting involved with the Oxford Union, there are a number of ways to do so.

Firstly, you can participate in debates 

Debates take place every Thursday at 20:30 during Term in the Chamber. They cover a range of subjects, and allow you to challenge world experts and voice your opinions on topical issues.

For those interested in honing their debating skills and participating in debating competitively, workshops are held in the Union every Sunday at 18:30.

For more information please get in touch with Elizabeth Webb, the Chair of the Debate Selection Committee.

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Apply for a position on our large Appointed Committee

Application for Hilary Term 2017's appointed positions will open in 7th Week of Michaelmas Term 2016.

Roles range from contributing to the invitation process and arranging debates, to improving access and representation, helping with publicity, or assisting with the Union's finances.

For more information please contact Nikolay Koshikov, the President-Elect.

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Elect committee members

All Officers and committee members are elected by you, the Members, on Friday of 7th Week each term. Aspiring committee members are required to make a number of speeches in Thursday evening debates, depending on the position for which they are running.

Nomination packs can be picked up in the General Office from 5th Week. The deadline for nominations in Friday of 6th Week. For more information please speak Jamie Lagerberg, the Returning Officer.

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