Frequently Asked Questions

NTUMUN 2021

What is Model United Nations?


Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations and other international bodies, where delegates take on the roles of diplomats, ambassadors, journalists, NGO agents, renowned experts, and government ministers. These delegates come together to discuss, debate, and negotiate over solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues.




Why participate in NTUMUN?


NTUMUN 2021 strives to give you the best MUN experience, virtually. Sign up to join us now!

NTUMUN helps students develop a positive growth mindset.

Skills that NTUMUN participants can gain:

1. Motivates learning and research 2. Reinforcement of classroom learning: students learn from each other. Students have to internalize what they learn in class and deliver that information through speeches, caucusing, and resolutions. 3. Supercharges Knowledge of Global Issues: Delegates use multiple research methods to obtain information about important issues, which gives them a broad perspective on current affairs. 4. Sharpens Negotiation and Lobbying Skills: Negotiation is another vital part of becoming a good delegate and it is also a vital life-skill. During an MUN, it is important that delegates negotiate with other delegates about resolutions, alliances etc. 5. Model UN provides the training to emulate professionalism in the real world. 6. Model UN provides not only an enhanced understanding of geopolitics, but the ability to write analytically about complex topics using accessible language. 7. Model UN builds confidence and leadership skills. 8. Clear thinking and quick decision making skills 9. Social and Communication Skills




Where will the conference be held?


NTUMUN 2021 is a virtual MUN Conference and will be held via a virtual platform. More details will be given to delegates and chairpersons after registration.




Do participants need to have any MUN experience?


Delegates do not require any past experience in Model UN, or even in the field of international relations to participate in the conference. Students of all backgrounds and levels of experience are eligible to register for NTUMUN, as long as they have the ambition to learn something new and to meet like-minded students from around the globe. The range of councils in NTUMUN 2021 will provide learning opportunities for both novice as well as experienced delegates. You can find the difficulty levels of different committees in the website. This year, NTUMUN will also have training sessions for beginner councils during the conference to get beginners equipped with MUN and the conference!




Who can attend NTUMUN?


Students aged 15 to 25 years at the time of the conference are eligible to attend NTUMUN. Delegates need to have a minimum English speaking capacity to take part in the conference as the conference will wholly be conducted in English. You can find out more details about Eligibility here.





Registration Information

How many delegates can represent an Institution?


There are no restrictions on the number of delegations that can represent a school. However, please note that each delegation must consist of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 delegates.




What is the registration fee?


NTUMUN 2021 delegates will be charged a fee to attend the conference. Since NTUMUN 2021 will be held virtually, the fees will be significantly lower than usual. This fee will be used to cover the cost involved in using a customized virtual platform to provide an optimal MUN experience.




How do I register?


Participants can register via our website here. You may also contact our delegate affairs team at contact@ntumun.com for any issues or queries regarding the registration process.




When will registration open?


Chairperson Applications are Scheduled to open on 25th October 2020. Delegate and Delegation registrations will be opening soon.




When is the deadline for registrations?


Please refer to the registration table here.




How do I know that my registration is confirmed?


Once you register, you will receive an email from us within 5 business days confirming your registration. If you do not receive a mail from us within 5 days, please email us at contact@ntumun.com to confirm that we have received your registration. You will receive your council and country allocation only after the payment has been done.




What if my institution does not have a delegation?


You are allowed to participate as an individual delegate if your Intstution does not have a delegation. If you would like your Institution to have a delegation, you can contact us at contact@ntumun.com and we will send an official invite to your University.




What if I need to cancel my registration? What is the refund policy for NTUMUN?


In the case where a registrant is unable to attend the conference for any reason, they must inform our Delegate Affairs team at contact@ntumun.com to cancel their application.
Participants who cannot attend the conference are encouraged to find somebody else to attend the conference as a substitution, and inform our Delegate Affairs team of these changes. If you have made payment for the conference and would like to cancel your registration, please refer to our Cancellation and Refund Policy on the payment page (Details about this will be released soon).




Who is a Chair, Delegate and Delegation


A Chaiperson is a person who conducts a council of the conference. They oversee the General Speakers list, the actions of the delegates and observe the overall decorum. An delegate or individual delegate is a person in a council who represents a country or a geographic or political entity. The delegates speak about the topic in place and come together to create a resolution to solve the issue. A delegation or group delegation is a group of delegates representing a single institution. Each delegate can have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 delegates.





Travel Information

I don’t have a passport yet, is that a problem?


NTUMUN 2021 is a virtual conference and hence will not require you to travel. You will, however, be required to show proof of identification for a succesful registration.




Will I be required to travel to Singapore?


NTUMUN 2021 is a virtual conference and will not require you to be at any place but at the comfort of your own home/institution!





Committees

Am I allowed to choose my country in a council of preference?


While we understand that the country you represent will shape your experience at the NTUMUN 2021, we cannot in all fairness allow you to choose your preferred country. Your commitee preference will be collected through your application and your choices will definately be taken into consideration. This said, all countries within each council are such that they will have a significant scope for participation.




Will NTUMUN provide any training to the delegates?


NTUMUN will provide study guides to participating delegates for preparation. All Beginner councils will have half a day or a full day of training during the conference. Get to know more about the committees here.




Are position papers required for NTUMUN?


Delegates will be required to submit position papers to their respective chairs prior to the conference start date. More information will be provided by the academics team closer to the date of the conference.




Are pre-written resolutions allowed at NTUMUN?


No, pre-written resolutions are not allowed in NTUMUN conference.




Is attendance taken at committees?


Yes, attendance will be taken at the committees. Delegates are not allowed to miss more than two sessions without valid reasons in order to be eligible to receive participation certificates.





Conference

Can I win awards?


Awards for Best delegate, Best Position Paper, and Best Press Delegate are a few examples of the many awards that can be won at the conference. Follow our Facebook page for updates and insights. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NTUModelUN Instagram: https://instagram.com/ntumodelun/




What is the dress code for the conference?


The dress code for the conference is business casual.




Should I bring a laptop?


Since NTUMUN 2021 is a virtual conference, Delegates and chairpersons will use their own laptops or personal computers to use the virtual conference platform. You can also use your laptop to be able to access timely conference information, participate in committee communication, read about special conference features, and for the ease of information exchange with their fellow delegates and Committee Chairs. However, please note that in some committees, the use of laptops during council sessions may not be allowed for any purposes other than to use the virtual conference platform. Please contact your respective Committee Chairs to clarify the use of laptops in your specific committee.




Who are the committee chairs?


Details about the committee chairs will be updated on our Facebook and Instagram page, so stay tuned for updates!





Welfare

Does NTUMUN provide accommodation?


Since NTUMUN 2021 is a virtual conference, NTUMUN does not provide any accomodation.




Can NTUMUN offer assistance to delegates with disabilities or special requirements?


Any request for special assistance will be dealt with on case-by-case basis. Delegates can contact us at contact@ntumun.com for further queries.




Will NTUMUN offer financial assistance to any delegate if necessary?


NTUMUN registration rates are already subsidized by the university. No further financial assistance will be provided.




Are there any other activities other than the formal council meetings?


NTUMUN is known for offering an exciting combination of formal and social activities.

NTUMUN 2021 will have a lot of games and events throughout the conference to keep you alive and have a fun conference!





Other Questions

What if I have other questions?


For any further queries or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, or drop us an email at contact@ntumun.com. You may also fill out the query form here.





COVID-19

What is COVID-19?


According to the World Health Organisation, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.




How does it affect NTUMUN 2021?


NTUMUN 2021 is now a virtual conference, and will still allow delegates to have an unforgettable experience.





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