The UOW Debating Society, better known as SWORDS, are off to the University of Otago in New Zealand to compete in the Wom*n’s Australasian Debating Championship.

The competition sees female-identifying, non-binary and/or non cis-male debaters competing against other Universities in a number of rounds that will take place from Friday 7 – Monday 10 September.

Six students from SWORDS will be competing across two teams and include two adjudicators. UOW has had adjudicators judge the finals of this competition in the past, but this is the first year a team has made it to the Championships to compete.

The team are proud to be able to attend this event and compete on an international stage representing UOW.