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Judge Profile — Andy Hume

Location: Korea. Andy won the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in 1997 for Glasgow University. He was a regular finalist and winner of regional and national debating tournaments.

He is the author of the rules for the Public Speaking Competition at the World Universities Debating Championship.

Andy has judged in tournaments all over the world, including the finals of competitions at Oxford and Cambridge, national schools debating competitions, and the John Smith Memorial Mace (the UK and Ireland national championships). He is a three-time WUDC Grand Final adjudicator and has adjudicated the Grand Final of the European Universities Debating Championship on four occasions.

He was Secretary of the World University Debating Committee in 2000-1 and has served as a consultant on the organising committee for both championships, as well as heading up the adjudication team at WUDC XXI in Glasgow.

Andy has extensive experience of debates coaching with school and university students, throughout Europe and Asia. He currently lives and works in Seoul.


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