Decorum Reviews … LeedsMUN 2017

Decorum Reviews … LeedsMUN 2017

Location: Leeds, UK

Dates: 17th-19th February

# of delegates: ~60

# of committees: 4

Cost: delegate fee £12 (early bird)/£15 (standard), social pack £30

LeedsMUN, now in its fourth iteration, is a staple conference in the North of England. This year saw delegates participate in committees such as the Security Council, DISEC, HRC and a two-cabinet Crisis, set during Caesar’s Civil War. Delegates were happy with the socials, though felt that some aspects of committee and logistical organisation could be improved upon for next year.

Academics

The choice of committees in this year’s LeedsMUN were fairly standard and well-rounded, with the inclusion of beginner-friendly committees like DISEC and HRC, but also catering for more experienced delegates with the Security Council and a Crisis simulation. Most delegates were happy with the standard of debate, but a delegate in DISEC said that the exclusion of key countries such as China was unexpected and reduced the scope for debate.

Feedback on the crisis simulation was mixed, mainly concerning the shortage of backroom staff recruited by the Secretariat slowing directive responses. But overall, delegates were pleased by the experience in the frontroom.

Ceremonies

The opening ceremony saw the guest speaker, Dr. Nir Anielli, give a speech about the Middle East. The address itself gave a very brief overview of the region’s history and some of its legacies in the form of current issues. Unfortunately, the speech lacked a particular focus and some delegates found it difficult to follow. The Secretary General’s opening was much appreciated for her liveliness and brevity.
LeedsMUN’s closing ceremony saw the venue changed to a fourth-floor room in the Student’s Union due to a last minute change of room bookings. The tone was noticeably more enthusiastic, with chairs’ speeches bringing much laughter and cheering. Most speeches were concise, keep the ceremony short and to the point.

Socials

Friday’s club night was held at Revolution in central Leeds. Despite some confusion about the location of the social itself (downstairs, away from the main bar), all delegates arrived in good order. Delegates appreciated the private area, meaning that it was intimate yet not crowded. Nick Meadowcroft-Lunn, a chair in crisis, said that the night was “excellent […] even if the alcohol was expensive”.

For the formal dinner on Saturday night, delegates were informed that food would be served at 19:30, though service did not actually begin until 20:00. However, the quality of the food was generally commended, as well as the presence of a private DJ. Each table was provided with two bottles of wine, but a private hotel bar was also available for particularly thirsty delegates.

Venues, Logistics and Communications

The first session of the weekend, on Friday, was set in a maze-like series of rooms in a building many delegates, even from Leeds, found rather hard to navigate. The crisis rooms lacked more than one table, and delegates found the experience disorientating. On Saturday and Sunday, however, sessions were located in the much more straightforward Parkinson’s Building, which had ample facilities and was generally accessible for all delegates. The Secretariat also received much praise for their provision of tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks, which undoubtedly helped delegates power through the final hours of committee. This was especially useful, since there weren’t many cafes open in the area during the weekend.
Communication between delegates, chairs and the Secretariat were generally described as efficient and pleasant. The LeedsMUN website and Facebook page provided regular updates, as did the ‘Decorum’ communication platform (essentially a chatroom) which was praised by delegates as a useful tool, though not all delegates were using it. No major communication hiccups were reported.

Right of Reply

“We are very pleased that the reviewer as well as the participants thought this was a good conference. We aim to provide an accessible and beginner-friendly conference both financially and in spirit while at the same time maintaining the standards of the debate. We are also glad that some of the unique touches of our conference such as the free tea and coffee and the Decorum messaging system were appreciated. The issues with the Friday rooms in a far-from-ideal location as well as the last-minute change of the venue for the Closing Ceremony were found to be unfortunate by the Secretariat itself as these issues were caused within the room booking system out of our control. We are already working closely with the student union to make sure this will not be a repeated issue next year. We look forward to seeing you again at LeedsMUN 2018!”

– Cecily Holt, Secretary-General, LeedsMUN 2017

Decorum Reviews … LSEMUN 2017

Decorum Reviews … LSEMUN 2017

Location: London, UK

Dates: January 10th – 12th

# of crises: 6

# of delegates: 110

Cost: Delegate fee £25, social pack £25

LSEMUN, an entirely crisis-focussed conference, is in its 8th year. The conference was well received, with delegates praising the quality of the crisis cabinets (including the use of the Deus crisis software) and good value socials. However, there were some issues with delegate training and the closing ceremony.

Academics

The crises offered were all extremely interesting and received rather enthusiastically by the delegates. From the Cuban Revolution to Ancient Egypt to a Star Wars cabinet, there were crises for every taste. Naturally, such a chaotic environment led to a few glitches in the sending of directives and information between the different cabinets and the backroom. One delegate in the Star Wars crisis said that, “with a small team responding, there were bound to be a few hiccups. But it went well largely”.

This year, LSE decided to modernise the method of communication with the use of Deus, specialised crisis software. This allowed for fast and effective transmission of directives and information to the backroom, though the system was vulnerable to failing internet connection. But the system surely allowed a quicker clean up after the conference!

Some beginners, however, complained of a lack of guidance on how to proceed in such a peculiar setting. One delegate from Nato vs Russia reported:

“I wish someone could have told me what I needed to pay attention to in the first place, like implications with funding and military strategies”.

The secretariat should think about implementing a quick learning session at the beginning of conference for the future. Most delegates viewed the study guides as detailed and accurate enough for the purposes of the conference.

Ceremonies

While traditionally, opening ceremonies should contain guest speakers, LSEMUN’s ceremony had none – we believe this was an excellent call due to the peculiar nature of an all crisis conference, making keynotes an irrelevant element.

The closing ceremony was a more disappointing affair. After an exhausting weekend filled with homicide, scheming, lack of sleep and a little too much alcohol, delegates had to go through a lengthy closing ceremony, delayed by technical issues and rambling on way too many cabinet plots. All this was not helped by a chilly room.

Socials

Friday night was held in the bar Smiths of Smithfields, where a corner of the room was booked for our socials. It served original and delicious cocktails, greatly appreciated by many delegates. With happy “hour” lasting from 8 to 10pm, the prices were thought to be affordable by most delegates (taking into account that London rather expensive). There were a couple of issues: firstly, the booked space was actually shared with other customers, which led to the sensation of a loss in intimacy between delegates. Secondly, due to the excessively loud music, delegates were not able to properly interact with each other, leading to the early departure of a large proportion of the attendees.

The Saturday social received higher praise from the delegates: formally attired, we made our way to a private room in Sway Bar (small club near the conference venue) with a few couches and a £2500 bar tab, which means no one went thirsty during the night! This setting made the atmosphere much more intimate to dance and scheme with your fellow delegates. An issue on both nights, however, is that the socials were mainly focused on drinking and dancing, alienating non-drinking delegates from the party.

Logistics, Communications & Venues

Overall the conference was run smoothly, despite a few issues. In both opening and closing ceremonies, the rooms were not ready when delegates arrived on the premises, leading to an overcrowded and clogged hallway.

Registration was described by head delegates as easy and efficient. However, some delegates had trouble finding the correct committee rooms. There were also some complaints by head delegates on the ability of the secretariat to respond to pre-conference inquiries.

The conference venue itself, based on the LSE campus, was modern and spacious. Cabinets had plenty of space to scheme and cabinets were generally located nearby one another. In general, WiFi access was good but inevitably a few delegates had issues.

Right of Reply

Thank you for the positive feedback! LSEMUN is proud to be one of the only Crisis-centric conferences, and to have welcomed more delegates than ever before. Unfortunately, many of the logistical issues are ones that pertain to the LSE, not us (for a full list of complaints about LSE, please see Facebook’s ‘LSE Memes’). However, we will seek to implement a pre-Conference training next year and also to ensure conference information is sent out sooner in future. We are especially glad our revamped socials, especially Saturday, were enjoyed by delegates, as was the use of Deus. Thank you for the review – we look forward to welcoming delegates again next year!

– Benjamin Alford, Secretary-General, LSEMUN 2017

 

 

 

Decorum Reviews … EireMUN 2017

Decorum Reviews … EireMUN 2017

Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Dates: January 27th – 29th

# of committees: 5

# of delegates: 70 

Cost: Delegate fee €30, social pack €30  

EireMUN, hosted by University College Cork, is the Republic of Ireland’s premier international conference and is in its third year. Broadly speaking EireMUN was a successful event, with a high level of debate and memorable (or in some cases, difficult to remember) socials. However, head delegates lamented a cornucopia of logistical issues, with poor pre-conference communication, flip-flopping on position papers and late allocations.

Academics

EireMUN is a modestly sized conference, but was incisive in its selection of committees. There seemed to be a focus on the more active types of committee, with delegates participating in the UNSC, North Atlantic Council, European Council and UN Women. The crisis simulated the Franco-Prussian War, which one delegate in the French Cabinet praised as ‘interesting’ though at times ‘too slow’ in the processing of directives. Nonetheless, the crisis was reported to be of high-quality, and debate in the other the committees defied expectations given the inexperience of most of the delegates in attendance.

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A delegate gives an impassioned speech

The study guides were well received, and this reviewer was pleased with the clear structure and sufficient content of the UNSC guide. It provided a good amount of information relevant to the debate for delegates to build their own research off of, without constituting an anthology on the issue. However, some delegates, such as Lauren from York University, found that it was “lacking in certain areas”, such as in terms of bloc positions, and many delegates lamented how late they were sent out.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies are always a difficult affair, and unfortunately, EireMUN was no exception. The room was about half full, and all of the attendees opting to cluster to the back of the lecture theatre which made it look even emptier. The first speaker, a professor from UCC, gave a lecture on the role of faith in Barack Obama’s foreign policy. While to a student of international relations the topic was an interesting one, the speaker blasted through his material at the speed of sound, making it almost impossible to follow at times. Not only this, but he ended up going on for so long that even the Secretariat looked bored by the end of it. The second speaker, a former Senator in the Irish Upper House, was mercifully brief in his remarks, speaking about his political career serving in various branches of the Irish government.

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The Opening Ceremony

The closing ceremony was another matter entirely. Miraculously the room was almost full, charged with the energy of a hundred hungover but focused delegates. The chairs remarked fondly on the substance of the debate, regaling the audience with stories of bizarre policies, comprehensive resolutions and commendable diplomatic skill. This is with the exception of the UN Women chairs, who were barely able to refrain from throwing shade at some of the more divisive delegates in their committee. The Conference Director and Secretary-General made their final remarks and sent us packing to the airport.

Socials

The socials, too, were a mixed bag. The Friday social was held in a bar called Urban Jungle, a nice enough venue but with prices a little steep for some delegates (5 euros a pint). Moving from the disappointing to the bizarre, we found that while one had to be 18 to enter the venue, on that particular night one had to be 21 to purchase alcohol. Consequently, the atmosphere was remarked as lacking and subdued. Many delegates left early as a result.

Fortunately, the Saturday night formal social was a substantial improvement. This reviewer would place it as quite possibly the highlight of the weekend. Taking place at the Clayton Hotel, delegates massed in their finest dress attire to sip champagne and take photos in the foyer, before being ushered up to an impressive private room. There we were served a quite delicious three-course meal, accompanied by what felt like an unlimited supply of wine.

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Delegates drink up at Saturday’s social

We were seated by committee, which provided a nice avenue to get to know our fellow delegates outside of an unmoderated caucus. With dinner concluded, the party commenced, lasting until the early hours of the morning. The DJ was noted by some delegates to be quite amateurish but by the time he took to the decks many of us were too jolly to care. All in all, the Saturday night was a remarkable success, leading Trinity College Dublin delegate Fiachra Bourke to comment, “it was amazing . . . I could not believe the amount of work and money and detail that was put into it all”.

Logistics, Communications and Venues

It is worth noting at the outset that EireMUN this year, by all accounts, was mired in organisational difficulties. Several of the study guides, including those of the crisis and European Council, weren’t released until the week of the conference, and the conference schedule had not been sent to head delegates until around a similar time. Communication between delegations and the secretariat was slow and plagued with misinformation, including finding out about a week before we flew out that positions papers were not required (after some delegates had already written them.  Delegates such as Joanna from Kent University also were left dissatisfied with the lack of an official website, with the Secretariat operating mainly through the conference’s Facebook page. Even the first speaker at the opening ceremony, in what was perhaps an off-the-cuff comment, remarked that he had been quite a last minute booking.

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Scheming is easier with a map!

That being said, we were impressed with the effective operation of the conference during the weekend itself. There were no significant hitches, replacement placards were procured with almost military efficiency, and one UNSC delegate noted the nice, “added touches such as the leather folders“. It was clear that a lot of pride had been taken by the Secretariat in real-time conference management. Volunteers were helpful and attentive, and issues that we faced were seen to very quickly, and usually resolved in no time at all.

The entire conference took place in the Brookfields building of the UCC campus, a health sciences facility located a little further afield than the site of previous EireMUNs. There were some issues with Wifi accessibility in this building, with some delegates unable to connect to Eduroam (the only available network) and thus being placed at a significant disadvantage in terms of draft resolution writing and bloc communication vis-a-vis other delegates. Aside from this, the room sizes were ample, even feeling a little cavernous for the small size of the committees.

Right of Reply

The Secretary-General chose not to exercise her Right of Reply. 

Decorum Reviews … UBIMUN 2017

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Location: Birmingham, UK

Dates: January 27th – 29th

# of committees: 7

# of delegates: 195

Cost: Delegate Fee – £35, Social Pack – £20 (Early Bird Delegate Fee + Social Pack – £50)

UBIMUN, organised by the University of Birmingham, has for a long time been known for its crisis simulations. This year’s edition offered a high level of debate, including a wide range of committees, but could have improved its organisation and socials.

Academics

The Committees at the conference were standard ones (Security Council, DISEC, HRC, ECOSOC, UNEP, UNDP) with topics such as combatting internal and external terrorism and the South China Sea dispute. The Crisis Simulation was divided into an ambitious six cabinets, which focused on the Cold War in the year 1983. The study guides were well written as the information provided was enough to give the delegates a basic view on the topic, but not supplement their research.

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UBIMUN’s six cabinet crisis focussed on the Cold War in 1983

Many of the delegates were beginners but the level of debate was generally of good quality. The delegate of Denmark in ECOSOC reflected on her first conference:

“I was not sure what to expect. But, luckily I was not the only first-timer, so everything became clear quite quickly. Overall, I have had a very nice experience for my first MUN and it encouraged me to think about participating in MUN again.”

Ceremonies

The opening ceremony took place in a small lecture theatre at University of Birmingham campus.  The ceremony was satisfactory; it consisted of short speeches by the secretariat and a long presentation given by Professor Kerry Brown from King’s College who is an expert in Chinese studies. Typical of MUN opening ceremony, his speech was a bit monotonous and hard to follow at times, however, he ended with a livelier Q&A session.

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UBIMUN 2017’s opening ceremony

The closing ceremony was more interesting: Sir Stewart Eldon, a former representative of the UK at the UN and NATO, spoke about the election of Donald Trump and reflected on its implications for the wider world. The speech was extremely engaging and the enraptured delegates listened contently. Plus, the speech wasn’t inordinately long, leaving plenty of time for chairs to announce awards.

Socials

The Friday evening social was a black-tie event gala/charity organised in conjunction with Oxfam. However, there was some difficult hearing the speeches being made by the invited guests from Oxfam. The free bar was undoubtedly the highlight of the evening – although it was shut for a period of time in an attempt to allow delegates to hear the speakers. This left many thirsty delegates loitering at the bar for a good portion of the evening.

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Delegates enjoying Friday’s charity gala

The Saturday club night was held at the Birmingham Student Union. The entry was included in the social pack, but the drinks were not – fortunately SU prices were very affordable. While the social event was enjoyable for those in large delegations, because there was no designated area for delegates, some delegates had difficulty finding one another in the throng of other students.

Venues, Logistics and Communication

The Secretariat received mixed reviews regarding the quality of logistics and communication during the conference. In general, the organisation was smooth. For instance, WiFi was provided throughout the conference for all delegates.

A few delegates complained that their committee rooms were a little too cosy. Moreover, some had difficulty finding transport to the conference from their accommodation in Birmingham, as the university’s campus is located outside of the city centre.

Finally, the Secretariat made a good effort by providing lunch for delegates. Unfortunately, many delegates found the sandwich and bag of crisps a bit Spartan. However, there were other options available to delegates who wished to purchase lunch.

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After a long weekend, UBIMUN’s delegate blow off steam at the closing ceremony

Right of Reply

UBIMUN is proud to be one of the largest conferences in the U.K. run by a single university and we are extremely happy to hear all the positive feedback, especially regarding UBIMUN’s value for money for the conference and socials and also the feedback on our successful large crisis simulation. Moreover, to hear that socials and debates were enjoyed by experienced and new delegates is extremely positive to hear. Many of the points taken here will be worked on for future conferences such as tailoring guest speeches to the wider audience more closely. Regarding transportation, the university has its own train station and is easily accessible however we will stress this more next year.

– Angus Gillan, Secretary General, UBIMUN 2017

Decorum Reviews … UCLMUN 2017

Location:  London

Dates: 27th-29th January

# of delegates: ∼80

# of committees: 4

Cost: delegate fee £35, social pack £30 (optional)

UCLMUN, organised by University College London’s MUN society, is a relatively small conference on the crowded London MUN scene. This year’s edition faced mixed reviews. Delegates praised the standard of debate, interesting topics and conscientious Secretariat. However, the socials and closing ceremony divided opinion and pre-conference communication was poor.

Academics

While the committee choice was fairly standard for a beginner conference (DISEC, SPECPOL, UNSC and crisis), the chosen topics were creative. DISEC dealt with the issue of propaganda in the internet age (think fake news, Russian hacking and all things Trump) and SPECPOL examined the MINURSO Operation in the Western Sahara, for instance.

Also on offer was a three-cabinet Crisis Committee, dealing with the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991. The committees consisted mainly consisted of inexperienced delegates but the standard of debate was generally reported to be of good quality.

However, there was some confusion with study guides and position papers. Decorum understands that due to organisational issues, study guides were released a matter of days before the position paper deadline giving delegates minimal time to prepare.

Ceremonies

The opening ceremony took place in an unassuming lecture theatre on UCL’s main campus and was a fairly straightforward affair. There was no guest speaker due to a last minute drop-out. Instead, delegates were addressed by the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General before being given a walkthrough of RoP, a nice touch considering that many of the delegates were beginners. While the ceremony generally ran smoothly, some delegates complained about the unruly behaviour of chairs during the proceedings.

The closing ceremony was a more controversial affair. The guest speaker, Senator Rehman Malik, the former Minister of Interior of Pakistan, will not soon be forgotten by delegates. He delivered a passionate but also lengthy and politically divisive speech, accompanied by a Pakistani press corp, who were broadcasting the event on national television.

Some appreciated the departure from the dry, academic speeches that delegates are accustomed to at closing ceremonies. However, one delegate said that his remarks were “inappropriate” and that his attacks on particular countries had made her feel “uncomfortable”; a chair described the whole experience as “bizarre”. Most concerning of all is that it is not clear that delegates had agreed to be filmed during the event.

As a result of the Minister running over his allotted time, the awards were rushed through, resulting in more complaints from delegates.

Socials

Friday’s social was a three-course dinner at an All Bar One on Oxford Street. Delegates generally enjoyed the event despite some early logistical issues. Ben Head, a delegate in  UNSC commented that “the food received was very good” and delegates appeared to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The Saturday social began with a Black tie wine reception in a private room at Browns Bar, located near Leicester Square tube station. The event was generally well received, with the two free drinks going down particularly well.

Unfortunately, the club night which followed was jarring by contrast. As to be expected on a Saturday night, Tiger Tiger was incredibly crowded and the small number of delegates who attended had a hard time finding one another. Despite, this UNSC chair George Mullens commented that the social pack provided “extremely good value for money”, which included free entry and two free drinks at Tiger Tiger (in addition to everything else).

Venues, Logistics and Communications

The conference took place across the central UCL campus. Unfortunately, no committee was able to stay in the same room or building for the entirety of the conference with resulting logistical issues (including double-booked rooms and security guards blocking delegates’ access). However, the Secretariat was usually fairly speedy in resolving these issues.

Both delegates and chairs described the Secretariat as being very helpful. Kiwan Richard, a Crisis staffer praised the Secretariat who, “checked on us regularly, asking if we needed anything.”

This helped to make up for the significant issues with communication prior to the conference. In addition to the problems with the study guides and position papers, the UCLMUN website had not been updated since last year’s conference, causing much confusion amongst delegates and chairs alike.

Right of Reply

The Secretariat were not granted a right of reply. 

Decorum Reviews . . . WarMUN X

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Crisis on the “Kurdish Question”

Location: Coventry

Dates: 13th – 15th January

# of delegates: 40

# of committees: 6

Cost: delegate fee £25, social pack £20 (optional)

WarMUN, organised by the UN Society of the University of Warwick, has reached its Tenth Anniversary and has worked to expand its specialisation in crisis committees. Based in the historic town of Coventry and delivering the overarching theme of “Peace in the Middle East”, the conference was an engaging experience for delegates new to Model UN.

Academics

WarMUN hosted two Joint Cabinet Simulations with three committees each, along with a UNSC committee for delegates looking for a traditional MUN experience. With a Contemporary Crisis on the Kurdish question and Historical Crisis on the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, both simulations had respective UNSC committees to diplomatically engage with the cabinets. The simulations were conducted very well and kept an active pace, which was impressive as most members of the Crisis Backroom were facilitating for the first time using the Deus crisis system.  

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Planning during the 1948 Arab-Israeli Conflict

Many of the delegates were new to Model UN and Crisis, quickly grasping a sense of the Rules of Procedure and the dynamics of their committees. The chairs of each committee were very experienced and were helpful in informing delegates on how they should approach their crises, to the point where one delegate had become concerned that her peers “were drunk with power”. This didn’t stop the delegates from having fun in their committees and there were no reports of anyone feeling left out.

Ceremonies

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WarMUN X’s Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was hosted at a lecture theatre on campus in the Warwick Arts Centre. The guest speakers were both lecturers at the host university, Dr Oz Hassan (Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies) and Dr Raza Saeed (Teaching Fellow at Warwick Law School).

The speakers had condensed the issues of international relations and law from an academic perspective in the context of the Middle East, which benefitted the delegates in thinking about their topics from different approaches and theories. As the speakers were informed of the committee topics and delivered knowledge on these issues, it was useful for delegates new to international affairs of the Middle East.

The closing ceremony was hosted in the newly-built Oculus building which was another lecture theatre. While the Secretariat had little option in this as Warwick is a campus university and quite far out from the city centre, the choice of lecture theatres was a convenient option. The closing ceremony was light-hearted, with awards given to delegates who distinguished themselves and the efforts of backroom crisis and logistical staff acknowledged, making for a nice ending at the conference.

Socials

There were two socials provided in the pack, with a Friday formal dinner at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and a Saturday club night at Kasbah in Coventry.

The Secretariat acknowledged the difficulties of delegates travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon for the dinner and had organised a bus to pick up delegates staying at the university and Leamington Spa, dropping them off in the same locations afterwards. The dinner was a two-course meal in the restaurant section of the Royal Shakespeare Company with an easily accessible bar and had made for a nice opportunity for delegates to meet each other before committee session.

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Friday’s Dinner

The club social at Kasbah was a fun night and offered plenty of variety, from the main room being your typical student club night to another which had a live metal band. As the club was open to the public, the wristbands provided to delegates entitled them to a queue-jump which was useful for delegates arriving close to midnight. Moreover,  the drink prices were cheap! Unfortunately, most delegates did not attend due to the extortionate cost of taxis.

Venues, Logistics and Communications

It was widely agreed by delegates that the conference materials were of high quality and useful for committee procedure, as they were provided with a classy leather folder, paper notepad, pens and placards. The committee rooms were in roomy individual classrooms and there were no shortages of tables, chairs, or breathing space. The Wi-Fi was easily accessible for all delegates with or without an Eduroam account and tables had electrical plugs implanted for easy access.

Many Warwick students had volunteered to assist in the communications of the conference as well as the crisis backroom teams to ensure every directive was processed and responded to. The Secretariat and UN Society Executive Committee worked well together in organising room bookings to the point where they had little to worry about at the time of the conference and assisted in the communications for the Historical Crisis when they had free time.

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WarMUN X’s Secretariat

Right of Reply:

Thank you for the honest evaluation of our conference. We agree with many of the insights provided in this review. We highly appreciate the constructive feedback and will communicate it with our Secretariat. We will consider the suggestions for improvement in order to make WarMUN 2018 even more successful. We further hope that all delegates enjoyed the conference and thank them for their participation too!

– Behram Khan, Secretary General, WarMUN X

Decorum’s 2017 Conference Schedule

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We’ve had a fantastic 2016 at Decorum Delegates, having founded the website, recruited top MUN-ers from across the UK and reviewed a total of seven conferences!

I’d like to thank all those who have been involved so far, including our reporters who have written fantastic reviews, the Secretariats who have encouraged this project and given us access to their conferences and to our readers and supporters who have helped promote the website and grow our audience.

But the hard work doesn’t stop, we’re busy putting together our conference schedule for 2017, and it’s looking like it will be a busy year:

WarMUN – Warwick, January 13th – 15th

UCLMUN – London, January 27th – 29th

EireMUN – Cork, January 27th – 29th

UbiMUN – Birmingham, January 27th – 29th

DurMUN – Durham, February 3rd – 5th

YorkMUN – York, February 10th – 12th

LSEMUN – London, February 10th – 12th

LIMUN – London, February 24th – 26th

ScotMUN – Edinburgh, March 3rd – 5th

LivMUN – Liverpool, March 3rd – 5th

CardiffMUN – Cardiff, March 3rd – 5th

WorldMUN – Montreal, March 13th – 17th

This is a preliminary list and we may add more conferences later on, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you’d like to get involved, please send us a message on our Facebook page or contact us here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy  New Year!

– Sam Povey