Between the 11th and 14th November 2015, students from across the world have been invited to attend a Model United Nations event, held at Queen’s University Belfast.

Model United Nations, or MUN, is an educational simulation programme where students learn about the United Nations, international relations and can test their negotiating skills.

It is now too late to apply for a Chairing position of a committee or council, however it’s not too late to apply to attend the conference and you can still fully take part.

Ethan Mclaughlin, Secretary of the MUN Society at QUB told The Scoop, “we would love for people all around the world to come, but we would especially like to see involvement from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”

Ethan added, “you don’t have to be a Queen’s student to attend and you certainly aren’t required to have debating experience. If you haven’t taken part in a MUN conference before, we’ll provide you with plenty of information to make sure you’re kept up to speed.”

The event is much more than just a debate. Delegates will arrive to a drinks reception at Belfast City Hall and will also receive a tour of the Stormont Assembly.

Queen’s MUN Society have secured hostels in the Queen’s area, however due to budget restraints QUB MUN will not cover the expensive of any accommodation.

The deadline to apply to attend is September and for more information, you can check out the Belfast MUN website: http://www.belfastmun.org/the-conference.html

 

 

Paul Wyatt

Paul Wyatt is one of the founding scoop members. As one of our on-the-ground reporters, Paul reports on anything and everything happening in Queen's, the greater Belfast area, and beyond.

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