A society fuelled by the passion of debate on current affairs, resolving issues faced by the world's most prolific leaders and the need to understand what is happening in the world.
If you’re excited by debate and sharing your ideas then this is the society for you. Pearson College London offers students the ability to participate in the annual London Model United Nations Society conference, also known as LIMUN, where students from all over the world come together to collaborate on debate and find out about what it takes to work for the United Nations - as well as make lasting connections with ambitious students. If you would like to know more about what the society is about and how it works, check out this blog to find out more.
The annual three-day conference has helped me to develop my personal advocacy and diplomatic skills, sharpen my ability to present to large audiences and negotiate my way around the room. It's amazing how much you can learn in just 72 hours, as a proud delegate of Italy I was able to challenge others as well as myself, defend my viewpoint and maintain peace through compromise. You will feel challenged and out of your comfort zone but you will also feel proud of how much you have accomplished within three days.
Why should you get involved?
The opportunity presents itself with the ability to grow personally, especially as you are in a different environment than what you are used to. The debate itself highlights the importance of empathy, active listening and most importantly, negotiation.
The main aim is to resolve issues in the shoes of a United Nation member, through the correct code of debate including all the rules and regulations that follow. The most surprising take-away from the conference is the importance of collaboration and working as a team to resolve issues. For my team, this was resolving the migration issues in Yemen and moving migrants out of crisis and into asylum countries. The three days also entails a food market, a glamourous ball and other activities such as closing ceremony.
There is often a saying that everyone can make a difference no matter how small, when you attend LIMUN this could not be more true, as every individual is needed in the decision making process to gain the most favourable outcome for everyone. So sign up and start debating.
For more information about the society, visit the Pearson College London website.