English major Fong Cheok Wang’s team wins championship at inter-varsity debate contest
30 Nov 2017
The University of Macau (UM) English Debating Team recently won its eighth straight championship in the English category of the Macao Inter-varsity Debate Competition, setting a new record for consecutive wins in this contest. Members of the team also swept six individual awards, including the Best Debater Award in the final and five Best Debater Awards in the preliminaries.
Organised by the Tertiary Education Services Office, this year’s competition attracted 15 teams from various universities, including the Macau University of Science and Technology, the University of Saint Joseph, the City University of Macau, and UM. UM Team A, formed by Fong Cheok Wang, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; and Cheong Hoi Lam, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Business Administration and a member of Shiu Pong College, won the championship. Cheong Hoi Lam also received the Best Debater Award in the final. The UM Team B, formed by Li Kun, a third-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) and a member of Lui Che Woo College; and Choy Man Kei, a postgraduate from the FSS, was the first runner-up.