UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws students compete in the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC)

16 August 2019

Two teams of students from UCL Laws, UCL Political Science and UCL SSEES competed in the major debating competition which took place in Athens this month.

UCL students compete in EUDC 2019

Two teams of students from UCL have successfully competed in this year’s European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC). The EUDC is the largest debating competition in Europe, and 212 teams from over 25 countries were invited to take part.

The UCL A team reached the quarter-finals of the competition, earning their place among the top 16 teams in Europe. They are the first UCL team in over a decade to reach the quarter-finals, and eliminated teams from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge along the way. The team was made up of Wei Sheng Neo, UCL Laws LLB student; and Francesca Reynolds, who is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at UCL Political Science.

The UCL B team competed in the preliminary rounds, and ranked 73rd out of 212 at the end of the competition. The team consisted of Radu Suciu, currently a LLB student at UCL Laws; and Ioana Maxineanu, a student at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

UCL Laws provided funding for LLB students Wei Sheng and Radu to enable them to attend the competition, and would like to extend our congratulations to all students who took part and represented UCL so well.

Find out more about the European Universities Debating Championship 2019.

Photo: Wei Sheng and Francesca celebrate reaching the quarter-finals.