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About the session

UQ staff and students are invited to debate whether final exams should be banned... who will win?


  • A/Prof Hassan Khosravi
  • UQU President Emily Searle


Arguing in favour of banning final exams

  • A/Prof Al Stark
  • Cara Rowe (Student Representative)
  • Owen Venture (Student Representative)

Arguing against banning final exams

  • Prof Lydia Kavanagh
  • Jacqui Lynagh
  • Cormac Moriarty (Student Representative)


About Higher Ed Debate Series

The Higher Ed Debate series invites UQ students and staff to engage in debates and share their vision on many controversial topics related to higher education and teaching and learning in the post-pandemic world.

The series is run in collaboration with UQ Student Union (UQU) and follows the common debate style of having two teams of three members, with one team supporting (affirmative) and one team opposing (negative) a topic.

All sessions include free registration and pizza.

Recordings and summaries from previous debates

Please login to Past events resources to watch the recordings or access summaries from previous debates.

Get involved

For more information or to get involved, please contact Associate Professor Hassan Khosravi or UQU President Emily Searle.


Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (#23), St Lucia campus