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Shantou Inter-Varsity

The 2nd Shantou Inter-Varsity Ends with Great Success

On October 16th, 2016, the 2nd Shantou Inter-Varsity Debate Tournament (2nd SIV) ended with great success. After competing against 80 debaters from 14 universities such as Sun Yat-sen University, Xiamen University, Zhejiang University, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in the three-day intense training and tournament from the 14th to 16th, Team STU was eventually awarded with 2nd runner-up in the Grand Final and the Champion goes to Team SYSU. Liang Yongshan, from STU Business School, with the highest speaker’s score in 5 preliminary rounds, was awarded with Overall Best Speaker.

In the Grand Final of the 2nd SIV, nearly 100 students and teachers from top high schools, including Chaoyang Experimental SchoolShantou Jinshan High School and Shantou No.1 High School, are invited to observe the competition. Furthermore, journalists from the Southern Daily, Shantou Television, the Shantou Daily and the Shantou Evening Post came to cover the event. A full house capacity of over 300 people attended the Grand Final.

This event was jointly host by English Language Center, STU and the English Debate Society, STU. In order to ensure the quality and transparency of the event, we invited Won Chian Lim from Singapore, the Grand-finalist of the Northeast Asia Debate Open and Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the 17th FLTRP National Finals, as our Chief Trainer and Adjudicator along with his team of trainers, all accomplished debaters from the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University and other top universities.

Due to its determination of providing training and evaluation of high quality, SIV has invited several world-class debaters to serve as trainers and adjudicators over the last four years. These include Loke Wing Fatt, President of the Singapore Association of Inter-Varsity Debating, Zheng Bo, the invited adjudicator of the World University Debating Championship, Chanel Chan, the invited adjudicator of the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships, and Samuel Chan, the ESL Champion of World University Debating Championship.

News reports by several media outlets on the 2nd Shantou Inter-Varsity:

1,《汕头大学举行校际英语辩论赛 2016-10-17》汕头电视台《汕头新闻》报道

http://www.cutv.com/guonei/2016-10-18/1476774739733.shtml

2,《第二届汕头大学校际英语辩论赛圆满落幕》南方日报 南方网

http://kb.southcn.com/content/2016-10/16/content_157649290.htm

搜狐网转载《南方日报》报道

http://mt.sohu.com/20161016/n470399961.shtml

广州《羊城晚报》、金羊网转载《南方日报》报道

http://news.ycwb.com/2016-10/16/content_23260246.htm

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