UAL’s Model United Nations Society is an inclusive society open to every student at UAL. We aim to help students develop their leadership, negotiation, public speaking skills, and help to improve their knowledge of global affairs. Even if you have never participated in MUN before we encourage you to come along and give it a go! We aim to introduce our members to UN procedures and politics through active debates, guest talks, and conferences. Since many universities throughout London host MUN conferences, you have the chance to make friends not only within UAL but in the wider London community. We will also attend conferences overseas - Europe, and beyond.
MUN is notorious for its socials, so members can look forward to lots of great activities, gatherings, and events throughout the year! You can follow our Facebook page which will have regular updates on our meetings and activities.
A typical MUN session will involve:
• An introduction to a debate topic, via topic briefs or emergency bulletins.
• A set amount of time for presentation of pre-written resolutions, or the generation of emergency resolutions.
• A point-by-point debate of the resolution and its merits. Each delegate must aim to faithfully represent their country and to get themselves a better deal.
• Time for amendments.
• A set amount of time for voting on each point and on the resolution as a whole.
• Games designed to improve skills necessary for debate and public speaking.
As a society we value collaboration, enthusiasm, and dedication. We hope to improve our knowledge and understanding of the world, and are excited to see what we will be able to achieve with this understanding.
What exactly is Model United Nations?
It is a simulation of the United Nations, where students participate in debates acting as a delegate of a specific country. At a conference, our society will be allocated a country to represent and will be asked to resolve issues whilst conforming to the country’s viewpoints and policies. It encourages discussion, research, and global thinking.
What are the rules involved?
MUN has similar rules to the UN. For example, each student has to be referred to as ‘delegate’ and must speak in third person. Questions must be asked as ‘points of information’, and objections must be raised as ‘points of order’ or ‘points of personal privilege’. There are certain ways in which a resolution (a solution to a problem) must be structured, and specific ways in which they must be debated.
A welcome booklet will also be provided to our members, which will contain all the information you need to start debating. Feel free to ask any questions at any time!
President - Natasza Biernacka
Treasurer - Naomi Saenz Coloma
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Please note: by signing up to a UAL society you agree to adhere to the Arts SU's code of conduct. Memberships are non-refundable from two weeks after purchase.