GDT is back for it's 10th anniversary!

The Great Debate Tour (GDT) is the first and largest national debate forum targeting cultural communities on University campuses across England, Scotland and Wales.

This year is special as it is GDT’s 10th Anniversary and we are proud that we are still talking, engaging and understanding our members. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of October 2019 will see eleven Host Universities collaborate with the tour across several dates.

Finally it is Black History month!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for GDT!

Join us in Manchester next Tuesday 8th October and Bristol on Wednesday 9th October and have your voice heard!

History of the GDT

GDT is the first national debate forum targeting cultural communities on University campuses across the UK. Now in its 10th year, GDT is a celebration of diversity and heritage as well as a forum for powerful and, thought provoking discussion.

With the help of a panel of experts, university students are encouraged to explore issues that our research indicates is most relevant to the audience. Each debate takes place as a ‘question time’ style event. The debates have been featured in local and national media, with coverage on Sky Channel 218 and BBC stations. We are also official Parliament Week partners.

We have had a number of public figures participate at our events over the years, including George the Poet, Akala, Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller, and the winner of the voice Jermain Jackman. Parliamentarians on previous panels include Shadow Cabinet Member Diane Abbott, Housing Minister Alok Sharma and Treasury Select Committee Chair Nicky Morgan.

GDT is brought to you by the African Caribbean Alumni Network (A-CAN). A-CAN is a network of professionals that were previously members of an African Caribbean Society at any UK university and support for the progression of the UK’s African Caribbean communities.

History of the GDT

GDT is the first national debate forum targeting cultural communities on University campuses across the UK. Now in its 10th year, GDT is a celebration of diversity and heritage as well as a forum for powerful and, thought provoking discussion.

With the help of a panel of experts, university students are encouraged to explore issues that our research indicates is most relevant to the audience. Each debate takes place as a ‘question time’ style event. The debates have been featured in local and national media, with coverage on Sky Channel 218 and BBC stations. We are also official Parliament Week partners.

We have had a number of public figures participate at our events over the years, including George the Poet, Akala, Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller, and the winner of the voice Jermain Jackman. Parliamentarians on previous panels include Shadow Cabinet Member Diane Abbott, Housing Minister Alok Sharma and Treasury Select Committee Chair Nicky Morgan.

GDT is brought to you by the African Caribbean Alumni Network (A-CAN). A-CAN is a network of professionals that were previously members of an African Caribbean Society at any UK university and support for the progression of the UK’s African Caribbean communities.