FunMUN

FunMUN is an old event that is back by popular demand!

Participation in this competition places Queensland students, in Years 9 -12, in the shoes of United Nations countries to debate the hot topics, such as meme culture, social media, and space militarisation. This allows students to develop diplomacy and negotiation skills, but with the pressure of a competitive environment. Above all, FunMUN is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary.

How FunMUN works

Students get to represent a country in your classic MUN-style debate, but with a twist.
Instead of debating the harsh complexities of water shortages in developing nations, or the sobering challenges surrounding child soldiers, students will be involved in more light-hearted resolutions. This puts the emphasis on students enjoying their time in MUN chambers, and developing their skills in an environment where they aren’t literally being judged. Students will represent a country by themselves, rather than in pairs like with our Evatt Trophy Competition.

Registrations are now open, and will be closing in late June! 

HOW TO PREPARE?

More information and tips about how to prepare and the rule of MUN can be found on the national Evatt website. However, please remember that as this is not a competition, no high level of preparation is expected, and students will not be judged for the way they participate during FunMUN. Remember, the best way to become familiar with the MUN rules of procedure is to give it a go! First-timers usually get the hang of MUN by the second round of debate, and seasoned MUN debaters love the opportunity to debate about memes!

Important Information

Dates:

Saturday June 30th Brisbane Round 1 Griffith University Southbank
Sunday July 1st Brisbane Round 2 Griffith University Southbank
Saturday July 7th Gold Coast Round Griffith University Gold Coast
Sunday July 8th Sunshine Coast Round TBA

Rounds:
Rounds will be held in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast. The times of the rounds will be announced closer to the dates.

Who Can Attend:
Students in Years 9-12

Registration Price:
$20.00 to attend 1 day

$35 to attend any 2 days

Dress Code:

Students do not need to wear their school uniform, they can wear appropriate casual and smart casual clothes. Appropriate and culture-sensitive costumes are encouraged.

Students should bring pens, paper and a water bottle. Students must have transport arrangements organised. Lunch will be provided.

Details such as room allocation and country designation will be emailed to students after registration and prior to the commencement of the event.

Further Questions

If you have any questions about FunMUN 2018, you can get in touch with our Convenor, Ben Jackman, at [email protected]