Press Release: WUPID Strikes Back!


Campaign for QIUP WUPID 2017 has kicked off with a bang with the launch of the brand new website, theme and volunteer programme.

The theme of QIUP WUPID 2017 is “Lose Yourself to Debates”, recognising the growing oratory sport, especially among the debating community in Malaysia and the unwavering efforts made by their founders to ensure it’s return.

Daniel Hasni, one of the co-founders of WUPID said: “The region has come a long way in making its mark on the global stage and this is a time for us to once again bring together the most well-read and opinionated young people from various parts of the world to argue the next chapter in our collective journey towards peace, tolerance, and togetherness.”

“With QIUP WUPID 2017 being held at the same year where many expect the general elections will take place, debating will once again be featured in the local political sphere and play a big role in forwarding democracy.”

“That is the greatest value of debating, and how we can invoke them through organising debating activities like WUPID,” he added.

To personify and embody the theme of the championship, the website shall feature a cheat file called ‘Don’t Debate If You Haven’t Read This’. These collection of reading essential will be coupled with possible debate topics that readers would find useful to help them prepare for the upcoming championship. The website will also feature calendar of events that will include other debating competitions and programmes.

Lastly, the adjudication core is the backbone of every successful debate competition. The organisers are currently in talks with a former Malaysian debater and a WUPID alumni to be the Chief Adjudicator of QIUP WUPID 2017. The person will be accompanied with Deputy Chief Adjudicators that will be hailed from the UK, Asia Pacific and North America.

The launch of the website, theme and volunteer programme marks the first of many milestones for QIUP WUPID 2017. It also positions Quest International University, Perak (QIUP) as the title sponsor and host university of the championship, with the world’s top 20 debating universities flexing their oratory muscles at Ipoh come 2017.

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