Any participant in the Schools Competition or other TDU activities may be required to immediately leave the venue if they engage in any of the following behaviour:
All participants in the Schools Competition and other TDU activities (including debaters, adjudicators, audience members and officials) are expected to comply with this code. Failure to do so may result in prohibition from future attendance at or participation in TDU events (including but not limited to the Schools Competition), or the application of other sanctions, at the discretion of the TDU Executive.
It is the responsibility of the adjudicator (or the chair of a panel of adjudicators) to control a debating room. This includes calling out or preventing inappropriate behaviour, and bringing issues to the attention of the TDU Executive.
The TDU's policy is pro-reporting and pro-enforcement. Adjudicators are expected to call out and deal with inappropriate behaviour in every case. Adjudicators are also expected to report any issues that arise under this code to the TDU Executive as soon as practicable.
Adjudicators are empowered to expel an individual from the room, postpone, cancel or declare the result of a debate, or otherwise take any lawful action to deal with breaches of this code.
The ultimate responsibility of the adjudicator is to provide a safe environment for debates to take place.
Complaints or concerns should be submitted through our online complaints form.
All reports are taken seriously, treated confidentially and will receive a response (unless made anonymously).