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Phil Speaks TAP Day

February 10, 2009

On February the 10th, the Phil did its bit for the Trinity Access Programme by holding a showcase debate as part of the programme’s annual open day. TAP exists to help students from non-traditional backgrounds, or who for socio-economic reasons would otherwise find it very difficult to attend university; the Phil has been working with the programme for some time, allowing TAP-affiliated schools to enter the nationwide Phil Speaks competition for free. The showcase debate provided an introduction to debating for pupils from schools where the activity is largely unheard-of; with speakers including Worlds Quarter-Finalists, Irish Times finalists, and a former winner of the UCD Intervarsity, we were able to show an exceptionally high standard of debating. We look forward to continuing to work with and support TAP in the future.