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Friday 23 - Sunday 25 March 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the conference?
All registration for the conference is done online through our website. If you have been to the conference before, you should already have a username and password to sign in to the online system (if you have forgotten them, there is a link you can use to get them e-mailed to you). If this is your first Haileybury MUN conference (or first since we started using the online system), please contact us for the “codeword” required to create an account. Invitation letters for this year's conference will be sent out in June. If you would like to receive an invitation, but are unsure if you are on our mailing list, please contact us.

How much does it cost to attend?
We charge a flat rate of £56 per delegate, with no charge for accompanying staff, or those accepted as Chairs. This includes dinner on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as transport to our partner hotels. There is a £2 charge for the disco on Saturday evening, in aid of the charities supported by the conference. Discounts may be available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Where is the conference held?
The conference is held at Haileybury College, an independent boarding school just north of London. The postcode is SG13 7NU. The main school website has an excellent page on how to get here by road, rail or air.

Do you provide accommodation?
Unfortuantely we are not able to accommodate our visitors on site. We do, however, have a group booking arrangement with two local hotels (the Cheshunt Marriott and the Waltham Abbey Marriott), and booking forms for these will be made available in the secure area of the website once registration opens. We provide coach transport to and from these hotels, as well as the Cheshunt Travelodge and Ware Premier Inn, the cost of which is included in the conference fee.

What age of pupils is your conference aimed at?
Haileybury MUN is aimed at secondary school (high school) students. The majority are aged 13-18, although we also have some aged 11 or 12.

Can I attend the conference on my own, or do I have to come with my school?
All delegates and Chairs must come as part of a school group, accompanied by at least one teacher or other responsible adult.

Is there a maximum or minimum group size?
Each delegation comprises 5 or 6 pupils, but it doesn't matter if a delegation isn't completely filled (although a delegation with fewer than three delegates would be rather odd). Schools are welcome to apply for as many delegations as they wish, subject to us having space available.

Do you accept delegates from overseas?
Yes. All those with a sufficient standard of English to particpate in debate are welcome to attend.
If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes, we will be happy to produce this for you once we have allocated your delegations (in November), and the names of those attending have been confirmed.

Does it matter if I haven’t done MUN before?
We aim to make Haileybury MUN an excellent conference for both new and experienced delegates. The standard of debate is high, but we also work hard to be accessible to first-time delegates. The Delegates’ Guide, published a few months before the conference, contains a wealth of useful information, and our Chairs also write Research Reports, containing key information about the topics being debated, to help you prepare for the conference. During the course of the weekend, the Chairs will also be happy to help in any way they can – just send them a note during committee.

How do I prepare for the conference?
Before coming to Haileybury MUN, you should carefully research each of the topics to be debated in your committee, as well as the views of the country you will be representing. Most delegates write a resolution on one of the topics (some less experienced delegates choose not to; a few write resolutions on more than one topic). In January or February, we will publish research reports, written by the committee Chairs, which should provide a good starting point for your research, as well as the Delegates' Guide, which contains more details on how to prepare.

What is the dress code?
Model United Nations is a formal simulation, and so a formal dress code applies. Full details can be found in the Delegates' Guide.

How can I apply to Chair at the conference?
If you wish to Chair, ask your advisor for your school's personal link to the Chair application page. Once you have filled in the form, your advisor will receive an e-mail notification, and be able to add their recommendation within the secure area. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 October 2017, and we will let you know if you have been successful in November.

What is the JCC, and how do I apply to take part?
The JCC, or Joint-Cabinet Crisis, is a very different committee to the others. In the JCC, delegates represent individuals, not countries. These individuals then form two cabinets, usually on opposing sides in some kind of conflict. It is usually also given a historical setting. Over the course of the conference, delegates have work for both their own interests and those of their committee, responding to actions taken by others, and to twists thrown in by the Director of the JCC. If you wish to apply to take part in the JCC, ask your advisor for your school's personal link to the JCC application page. Once you have filled in the form, your advisor will receive an e-mail notification, and be able to add their recommendation within the secure area. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 October 2017.