Birmingham Commonwealth Association Education Group Debate

Birmingham Commonwealth Association Education Group Debate
Date and time
26 Mar 2019 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Aston University, Main Building

Birmingham B4 7ET



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Are richer Commonwealth nations businesses damaging and destroying the environment of poorer ones?

After the success of our Round Table Discussion which we held in January, we are hosting another exciting debate at Aston University aiming to bring students, members of the general public and the Birmingham Commonweatlh Association together.

Birmingham Commonwealth Association Education Group, in collaboration with Aston University, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham,the University of Worcester, Newman University and Birmingham Metropolitan College invite you to a thought provoking and topical debate

Please come along and join us in debating this topical subject. Be ready to ask your questions, express your opinions. We want to hear from you.

Motion: "Big business in developed Commonwealth nations are damaging and destroying the environment of poorer ones."

This event, hosted by the Birmingham Commonwealth Association Education Group, will be organised according to the Oxford debating rules, with two teams of students: one proposing the motion and one opposing it. The debate will conclude with an audience vote for or against the motion.

Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in questions to the two debating teams.

The event is free of charge but you will need to register on Eventbrite. We look forward to you joining us.

About the Birmingham Commonwealth Association:

The BCA comprises a wide ranging group of people from businesses, government, universities, colleges and communities who wish to collaborate, engage and co-operate with each other and third parties to deliver Commonwealth related outcomes for both their, your and Greater Birmingham’s benefit. The Association aims to be the prime facilitator of Commonwealth related opportunities in the West Midlands. This is achieved partially at a corporate level but more substantially through the activities of our three Focus Groups (FGs) covering Education, Trade and Business, and Communities.

The BCA Education Group draws support from the major universities/colleges and beyond to celebrate and recognise the significance of our Commonwealth connections.

It aim is to:

  • Develop an international dimension of collaborative engagement between Birmingham’s educational institutions and their Commonwealth counterparts.
  • Foster social and academic enrichment
  • Attract overseas students to the city as a source of revenue and as ambassadors of the future