|We at ESU Scotland were very excited at being given the opportunity to host the last World Members’ Conference in Edinburgh in September 2008. Over 250 delegates from 31 countries attended.
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As well as being a charity, we are a membership organisation. The
support of our members, financial and physical, is crucial to our work
in furthering international understanding and friendship and helping people become
more effective communicators.
By joining, you can become involved in our international programmes,
as well as a wide range of membership activities.
Above all, though, you will know that you are enabling us to continue
and expand our work in Scotland and internationally. You will be making
a real difference to the life chances of many, many people here and
abroad; and will help further our mission of international
understanding and friendship.
Dowload a membership form.
Benefits of becoming a member:
You will be kept up to date with the ESU Scotland Members’
Newsletter, the Annual Report, and will be eligible to vote at the ESU
- The opportunity to become involved with the educational work of ESU
Scotland. This ranges from judging debating and public speaking
competitions to becoming a volunteer on our English in Action programme.
- Invitations to cultural and social events organised by ESU Scotland and
the Edinburgh Branch. These include monthly lunches with speakers,
public debates, cultural evenings and social events such as the annual
Burns Supper. You will also be invited to the finals of the schools and
university debating competitions run by the ESU.
- Becoming part of a truly international organisation with branches in
more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Invitations to international ESU events such as the World
Members’ Conference, held every four years. The next conference will be held in September 2012 in
Turkey. For more information, have a look at
the World Members' Conference website.
- Free membership of the ESU Scotland Creative Writing Group and the
Atholl Crescent Debating Society
- Public-speaking, presentation skills and interview technique coaching
to individuals and groups at a reduced members’ rate.
Access to the American Studies Library at 23 Atholl Crescent.
Use of the members’ facilities at Dartmouth House, the London
HQ of the ESU of the Commonwealth. These include a members’
lounge, courtyard and bar. Reduced rates at the Dartmouth House dining
facilities provided by Leith’s.