Flinders welcomes UN debating competition

Flinders University is helping to present the South Australian round of the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition, inviting an expected 200 Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students from across SA to visit our campuses and participate in the state’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

The Evatt Competition helps participating students to learn about challenges facing the world today, and teaches them how to be more self-confident with public speaking while interacting with other students and academics from different backgrounds and perspectives.

Presented in partnership with UN Youth Australia, Flinders University is hosting two-person school teams in preliminary rounds on June 4 (at Flinders Victoria Square), June 6 (at Alere Function Centre, Bedford Park), June 7 (at Flinders @ Tonsley) and June 9 (at Alere Function Centre, Bedford Park).
The full day cost per team is $70 and registrations for participants close on 2 June and can be made online.

The competition’s semi-final will be held on Monday 21 June, and the Grand Final on Friday 23 July, both at Alere Function Centre, Bedford Park.

Keynote speaker at the Evatt Competition Grand Final will be celebrated Flinders alumnus John Kuot, livestreamed from New York City. Mr Kuot, who obtained a Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Business in 2015 and is Principal Project Advisor at Homes Victoria, has won a Fulbright Scholarship to study Master of Public Administration in Economic Policy at Columbia University in New York City, making him the first South Sudanese Australian to win a Fulbright Scholarship.



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