Internal Debate Selection Holds, Udayana University Targets To Be The Reigning Champion

The Student Affairs Bureau of Udayana University held an Internal Selection of English and Indonesian Debate, April 9-10, 2022 in the Postgraduate Hall. A total of 56 students participated in this internal selection which were divided into 19 teams. The selection process was carried out to provide a forum for the development of student potential as well as to print the best team to represent Udayana University to compete in the national event.

The Coordinator of Student Interest, Reasoning, and Information, I Made Budiastrawan, S.Kom., M.M., said that this year, Udayana University targets the best English and Indonesian Language Debate team at Udayana University to become the defending champions in the national debate competition. The competition will be held in September 2022 with Udayana University as the host.

In addition, through this internal selection, his party hopes to improve students' ability to express opinions logically, systematically, and strengthen students' character in understanding national and international issues. He hopes that in the future more and more Udayana University students will be interested in participating in this competition. "We hope that more and more students will participate in this activity, and from active students at the D3 to S1 levels, more and more are interested in learning English and can compete to enliven debate events like this," said I Made Budiastrawan, S.Kom., M.M.

The supervisor of the Udayana Debating Society, Ni Luh Putu Krisnawati, S.S., M.Hum., said that the internal selection will recruit the 10 best speakers who will be trained intensively, so that they are ready to represent Udayana University in the national event. The indicators for the assessment of scientific debates are strategies in solving the motions given, the ability to provide solutions, and the ability to argue.

“This is a selection stage that is held every year and is facilitated by the student bureau. From 19 teams, 10 best speakers will be sought along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winners will be trained intensively. Then it was filtered again into two people to represent Unud in the national event,” said Ni Luh Putu Krisnawati, S.S., M.Hum.

The Udayana Debating Society had previously succeeded in defending the champion in the Novice Category English Debate from 2019 to 2021. He hopes that this year the Udayana Debating Society will be able to maintain this achievement again. "Hopefully we will get the best results so that we defend our title for 3 consecutive years in the English Novice Category debate event from 2019, 2020 and 2021," he said.