About the ESU Schools' Mace 

The Schools’ Mace is the oldest and largest debating competition for schools in the United Kingdom. It offers students in Key Stage 3 and onwards the opportunity to discuss and debate controversial topics and current affairs. In the process of the competition, students develop their knowledge of the world, as well as their reasoning and presentation skills, in a fun and competitive environment.

This training is designed as a supportive tool for both newcomers and those experienced at judging debates. Once completed, a member of ESU staff will be in contact with you to discuss your results and go through the next steps:

If successful, you will be required to go through our HR and safeguarding onboarding processes. Once complete, you will be one of our trusted judge pool and receive updates about work opportunities in your area.

If unsuccessful, a member of ESU staff will contact you, provide feedback and discuss other opportunities available to support the ESU.

The training will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Before you begin, please complete your contact details below.

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* 2. Contact details

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* 3. If you have a second address in addition to your primary address (e.g. term-time student address) please give it here.

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* 4. Date of birth: (DD/MM/YYYY)

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* 5. Occupation (If retired please state this and give your former occupation)

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* 6. Are you a member of the ESU?

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* 7. If yes, which branch (if any) are you affiliated with?

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* 8. Which ESU competitions, if any, do you have experience with?

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