English Debating Society (EDS) of Universitas Gadjah Mada won the second place at the National University Debating Competition (NUDC) from 31 July-August 5, 2016 at the Mercubuana University. With these achievements, EDS UGM team will represent Indonesia in a worldwide competition, World University Debating Championship (WUDC), which will be held in the Netherlands in December 2016. This competition will be followed by hundreds of teams from various countries around the world.
EDS UGM team consists of two students of the Faculty of Law, namely Aldila Irsyad and Aryanda Putra Tony. According to the plan, they will go to the Netherlands along with other Indonesian delegates from UI, IPB, and Bina Nusantara.
Aldila Iryad said the NUDC was attended by 111 teams from several universities in Indonesia. In this competition the whole team clashing arguments and sharing issue that would be given by the jury. Some of the themes that are given are social, economic, media, law, and other fields.
"When we faced the UI team in the final round, we were given the theme on separatist movement in Indonesia," she explained, Monday (8/8), at the Faculty of Law.
Although finally they had to recognize UI’s excellence, Aldila remained proud of this achievement. They have demonstrated the ability and the best effort in the competition. In addition to being the second winner, they also won individually. Aldila Irsyad won the third best speaker and Aryanda Putra Tony won the fourth best speaker.
"Happy and proud to be able to make UGM proud. Hopefully, tomorrow when we represent UGM on the world stage we could make UGM proud," he expressed his hope.