Youth
Model UN at Regent's

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2017

Since the 1950s, Model United Nations (Model UN) Conferences have spread internationally and have now become a global phenomenon. Student participants will engage in a high value, highly interactive, interdisciplinary and intercultural experience with other students from all across London.

They will not only immerse themselves in another country, political system and culture, but they will be able to constructively discuss real world dilemmas with their peers and collectively develop realistic solutions. Additionally, they will gain valuable experience and skills in leadership, teamwork, interpersonal communication, diplomacy, public speaking, research, and negotiation.

As part of Regent's extended public benefit commitment to widen participation in the Higher Education that we provide, we are very proud to announce that many of the students taking part will be representatives from schools across the local boroughs.

How does the simulation work?

Participants are assigned a UN Member state with each of them assuming the role of a diplomat from that country. They must represent the views and interests of that country, instead of their own personal opinions.

Participants will be assigned a committee, research the committee topics, discover the views, values and positions of their assigned country on the topics, and negotiate with other participants to find realistic solutions.

What are we asking you to do?

With our active support and training services:

  • Find one or two members of staff who would be willing to run a Model UN Team at your school
  • Find a group of between 2-12 student participants between the ages of 14-18
  • Meet with them at least every other week for an hour or two
  • Train them in simulations
  • Assist them with their research
  • You can also attend as an individual.  Please contact Sabrina White at whitesa@regents.ac.uk to discuss.

What support will be available to you?

Training for staff: A Regent’s staff member will be available for assistance throughout the entire preparation process.

Training for students: A Model UN expert will be available to send to your school upon your request, on at least two occasions to meet with your team and assist them in their preparation

Committee Background Guides: These guides will provide the rules and guidelines for attending a Model UN conference, as well as background information on each of the committee topics. The guides will assist students in conducting their research, writing position papers, participating in simulations and general preparation. Background guides will be available from mid-late March.

General Support: If you have any questions, comments or concerns throughout the entire preparation process, there will be a Regent’s representative to assist you. 

Conference Details 2017

For more information, please contact:

Sabrina White

Model UN Coordinator

whitesa@regents.ac.uk

Past years

Archive: July 2016 Conference
Archive: July 2015 Conference
Archive: 2014 Conference