Monthly Archives: January 2016

Weekly WoW positions released for 04/02/16!!!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release the Special ‘Student Matters’ WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY, to be held in N002 (near to the Weston Auditorium entrance) at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will assign you a position at random (subject to availability):

1. That the Herts Students’ Union does more harm than good

2. That under 12s should not be allowed access to the internet

3. That there is no such thing as a completely unprejudiced person

4. That owning a pet is a bit sad and pathetic

5. That children should be allowed to take legal highs

6. That the UK should scrap its nuclear deterrent

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 4th!

Dan

Winners and pics from the WoW on 28/01/16

Dear Warriors,

The 140-strong crowd were absolutely brilliant this week, but still couldn’t hold back the 5 Candidates from beating them, on the following topics:

That Donald Trump is a brilliant politicianMark Johnson

That parents should never be naked in front of their childrenFelistus lasonhu

That we should brick-up the Channel TunnelMervin Ojukwu

That homophobia is completely naturalRaymond Molade Adekolu

That necrophilia in private, harms no-one and should be allowedBrandon Toh Kah Meng

…and our ‘Judge(s) of the Day’ – the two ‘Dans’: McKenna and Maticolli, who were on top form.

Here are some photos of the evening:

See you on Thursday 4th February at 6pm in N002 for the next WoW!

Dan

ENTER THE 28/01/16 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the six candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 28th January at 6pm in N002 (close to the entrance of the Weston Auditoium):

1. That Donald Trump is a brilliant politicianMark Johnson

2. That parents should never be naked in front of their childrenFelistus lasonhu

3. That we should brick-up the Channel TunnelMervin Ojukwu

4. That sports fans should ‘get a life’Emmanuelle Haxhikadrija

5. That homophobia is completely naturalRaymond Molade Adekolu

6. That necrophilia in private, harms no-one and should be allowedBrandon Toh Kah Meng

N.B. Candidates are picked entirely at random: (i) Candidates are assigned positions completely randomly – not on a first-come-first-served basis; (ii) If you have requested to participate and were not picked, please apply for the next WoW taking place on Thursday 4th February – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Weekly WoW positions released for 28/01/16!!!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release this week’s WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 28th JANUARY, to be held in N002 (near to the Weston Auditorium entrance) at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will assign you a position at random (subject to availability):

1. That Donald Trump is a brilliant politician

2. That parents should never be naked in front of their children

3. That we should brick-up the Channel Tunnel

4. That sports fans should ‘get a life’

5. That homophobia is completely natural

6. That necrophilia in private, harms no-one and should be allowed

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 28th!

Dan

ENTER THE 21/01/16 WoW CANDIDATES!!!

Dear Warriors,

You are invited to come, watch and question the six candidates of the week who have been selected, at random, to attempt to defend the following positions on Thursday 21st January at 6pm in the Weston Auditorium:

1. That all university students should be made to have a part time job while studying – Nehal Mangrio

2. That university students should be made to wear a uniform – Asher Kodjo-Soroh

3. That there should be single-sex universities – Emmanuel Aggrey-Ogoe

4. That universities should not be concerned with a student’s grammar – Danielle Brown-Cook

5. That university students should be forced to attend classes – Anisha Kiri

6. That the minimum age of a university student should be 25 – Nkesi Ndamati

N.B. Candidates are picked entirely at random: (i) Candidates are assigned positions completely randomly – not on a first-come-first-served basis; (ii) If you have requested to participate and were not picked, please apply for the next WoW taking place on Thursday 28th January – positions will be advertised a few days prior, as usual.

See you Thursday!

Dan

Special ‘Student Matters’ WoW positions released for 21/01/16!!!

Dear Warriors,

Which of the University’s 10 Schools produces the most analytical, brave, persuasive, intelligent Warriors???

To discover the answer to this question, I am delighted to release the Special ‘Student Matters’ WoW positions – for all students across the university – for THURSDAY 21st JANUARY, to be held in the Weston Auditorium at 6pm.

If you would like to defend any of these positions, please simply state ‘I volunteer’ – providing your full name, and name of your School – using the comments box below, and I will assign you a position at random (subject to availability):

1. That all university students should be made to have a part time job while studying

2. That university students should be made to wear a uniform

3. That there should be single-sex universities

4. That universities should not be concerned with a student’s grammar

5. That university students should be forced to attend classes

6. That the minimum age of a university student should be 25

You will need to consider the position, research it carefully and then defend it for one minute – then be subjected to questions from the audience.

You will be marked on three criteria: (i) content – what you say initially, and in response to questions; (b) presentation – how you say it, and how well you controlled the crowd; and (c) popularity – the public vote. The judge’s decision is final – and I will be your judge! N.B. If you volunteer, then you MUST attend and participate – no ‘cold feet’.

See you on the 21st!

Dan