ESU Mace Judges support the Schools' Mace competition, which enhances students' speech-writing, debating and critical thinking - helping them to excel both in and out of school. Our judges make sure that students adhere to the fundamental guidelines of the competition, and rank the teams so that a winner can eventually be determined. Judges not only help competitions run smoothly, they help debaters improve by providing them with constructive feedback.

What do we expect from our judges?
As an ESU Mace Judge you'll support the delivery of the Schools' Mace debating competition (early evening, weekdays; £40 per heat plus expenses)

How will we support you?
Full training through our online training module and an individual briefing for each heat
Ongoing support and resources through our online platform and via your assigned regional ambassador
References upon request

Voluntary Roles

You may also be interested in volunteering to be a judge for the Public Speaking Competition or for Performing Shakespeare. Please find the details on volunteering here