The Warwick UN Society (previously called the Warwick Model United Nations Society) is the contact point with the United Nations’ work and core values for students at the University of Warwick. We are committed to familiarising our members, as well as the local public, with democratic dialogue, humanitarianism, equality, and other UN principles.
We are one of the largest and most diverse academic societies on campus that cares deeply about the values of the United Nations. Our goal is to raise awareness on issues of paramount importance and help spread the UN message throughout the campus and beyond. We aim to achieve this both by providing Warwick students the opportunity of participating in negotiation simulations as well as through a series of academic events.
The Society runs weekly training sessions to ensure our members are prepared for MUN conferences in the UK and abroad by expanding their horizons and demonstrating how to apply diplomacy in practice.
Our society attends a variety of conferences around the UK and beyond, such as OxiMUN, LiMUN, ReadiMUN, KentMUN, WorldMun etc. In these conferences, our students are asked to take the role of a UN country representative and debate within the context of a UN committee with the aim of reaching effective solutions on issues of pivotal importance. As a society, we are proud to say that we are one of the most prestigious MUN teams in the UK. We achieve this through holding weekly training sessions as well as conference-specific training sessions. During these hours, students bring their public speaking and negotiation skills to the test; whether it be through normal MUN debate or through one of our special crisis sessions.
The Society is increasingly engaging in external activities to promote the spirit of the UN in the local community. Our Outreach Programme includes cooperating with Coventry University’s Humanities Society, organising a high-school level conference for schools in the area, as well as working with a local sixth-form to start an MUN club for its students. The UN Association of the UK branch in Coventry is a key partner in many of these initiatives, and we are grateful for their continued support.
As a society we also host our own conference, WARMUN. WARMUN is unique in that it is a joint-cabinet crisis conference. This means that we include both a simulation of the UN Security Council as well as simulations of country cabinets; these are all inter-connected. Country cabinet ministers have to report to their UNSC representative about latest policy developments and UNSC representatives have to maintain this line of policy within the Security Council negotiations. Our topics include a variety of both historic and present crises.
Society’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/warwickmunsoc
WARMUN Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pg/WarwickUN
Page on Warwick Student Union website: www.warwicksu.com/societies-sports/societies/modelun
Instagram page: www.instagram.com/warwickmun