UEL student debaters win trip to Slovenia
Winning team had the challenge of making an argument for something they 'didn't necessarily agree with'
One of the winning team members was Ruby Jane Hamm, 21, from Suffolk, who said, “We used reasoning around funding, as in how difficult it would be to fund free university tuition.
“It was a difficult argument to make as we're all students ourselves, but it challenged us to work harder to find grounds for an argument we didn't necessarily agree with.”
They will be hosted by the Slovenian government and parliament and will meet staff from two newspapers: Finances and Dnevnik.
The trip, which runs from 20-23 April, also includes a visit to the National Museum of Contemporary History, where the students will be treated to a tour by the museum’s curator.
Ruby, who plans to go in social research or social policy when she graduates, said, “I’ve really been enjoying learning about social policy in my social welfare module at UEL this year, especially the comparisons between countries.