The basic concept is simple: pupils are allocated a country (normally not their own country). They research the country in advance and then ‘represent’ what they believe are that country’s views in a series of grand debates on important international issues. The debates will take place in several locations in the UK and abroad.
This is a particularly good activity for pupils in their last two years of secondary education, and universities value MUN extremely highly when considering applications. However, pupils are very welcome to join the project if they are younger than that – many pupils get the ‘MUN bug’ and can participate in up to ten different MUN conferences by the time they leave school!