The Model United Nations Society encourages you to look at issues from a global perspective and hone your intellectual skills.
The Society is almost entirely run by a committee who decide on the resolutions and chair the meeting. Meeting over an evening meal in The Lawnside Room fortnightly, you’ll have the chance to practice your diplomatic skills. You might be discussing issues such as child slavery and water scarcity, in four groups, representing a range of countries such as North Korea, Columbia, Australia and Bahrain. It is not formal debating but more cut and thrust of questions, points and answers as well as a good helping of banter. You do not have to come to all sessions but you should definitely come when you can. We attend Model United Nations conferences around the country. Currently we go to MUN weekend conferences at Manchester, Edinburgh, London and Haileybury. There you will represent your ‘country’ in a specialist committee (e.g. Health, Human Rights or Economic) and get to know people from some 80 other schools from this country and abroad. Participating schools include Eton, Shrewsbury, Haberdashers’ Askes and Marlborough.
By the end of the weekend, you will have a network of friends from lots of different schools here and abroad. Your horizons will have been widened. Every girl who has been on these conferences says that it has really increased her confidence, as well as being much more fun than she expected.
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