Gavel Club of the University of Colombo


“Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel… Speech is power” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to the official website of the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo. Set up in November 2014 as an affiliate of Toastmasters International, Gavel UoC is the only club in University that focuses on the enhancement of leadership and communication skills in the English language and is open to all undergraduates.

Once every week, we meet at University premises for Educational Meetings, where many activities are conducted for members to develop their skills in speaking, listening, leadership, communication, and persuasion; fluency in English is NOT a requirement to join. The environment we create for our members is one where they get to be themselves and express themselves with confidence and quick- thinking. We live in a world where communication is essential, and good communication is the key to success. At Gavel UoC, you are provided a safe space and a group of friends that will help you improve in many aspects – with regular attendance and engagement, speaking will be one of your superpowers.