Doha College Model United Nations

Doha College Model United Nations

Diplomacy of the Future

Doha College Model United Nations

Diplomacy of the Future

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About Us

About
DCMUN

Excellence. It is the foundation of everything we do.

DCMUN is a continuously growing student run organisation under Mr Moore’s directorship. The club hosts exciting and highly anticipated Model United Nations conferences twice a year with an aim to encourage the secondary school students of Qatar to join a community that endorses public speaking, debating and self confidence.

Students who join DCMUN have the opportunity to take part in many conferences throughout the year, including THIMUN Qatar, an international conference which welcomes close to 1200 delegates every year. However, the pinnacle of these conferences is the annual DCMUN conference hosted by Doha College. Every November, we welcome over 600 participants from about 14 different schools in Qatar to take part in our 3 day conference.

Within an MUN conference, there are many different roles to take part in. Most participants undertake the role of a delegate, with their main task being to represent a country. Delegates produce a document called a resolution, which contains proposed solutions for an important world issue, and they then proceed to debate on the resolution. Speaking in a conference allows delegates to express their countries’ views on the issues at hand, as well as giving them a chance to increase their self confidence and improve their public speaking skills. The Admin staff are a crucial part of every conference; they make sure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. From preparing rooms to serving food, and passing notes inside committees, it is an opportunity to experience MUN from a different perspective. Members of the Press team are responsible for producing booklets to be handed out both before the conference and after each day of the conference, each one filled with information, articles, and photos. They also serve as our photographers, and produce the ever-anticipated conference video. Student officers are responsible for chairing the debates, as well as ensuring there is order within a committee. They also produce the research reports created before the conference, which allow delegates to learn more about the issues they will be debating.

Those who decide to take part in such an amazing platform will see their confidence, public speaking skills, and communication skills improve, as they are put into situations that require them to step outside of their comfort zone and speak in front of a room, or work with strangers to come up with solutions to topical issues regarding today’s world. No matter what role an individual decides to undertake within a conference, each individual who attends a conference will learn something new about themselves and the planet we call our home. Doha College is known for consistently providing an excellent experience to the students who attend their conferences. Students at Doha College are trained by more experience members of DCMUN every week, giving them a chance to improve their skills and knowledge. DCMUN is a seed bed for growing leaders, allowing them to learn the skills they need to make changes and improve our world. Due to this, students should see the ECA of MUN as not only an incredible opportunity, but also an exceptional experience that cannot be missed.

Staff Directors

  • David Moore
    Director

    Greetings and salutations to all members of Doha College Model United Nations (DCMUN) and those thinking of joining (which I strongly urge you to do!).

    I am a History and Sociology Teacher here in Doha College and have also taught Government & Politics in my previous school. I have been involved in politics most of my life. I have found it to be fascinating, exciting and contentious. MUN gives its members an understanding of global politics and helps them make sense of how aspects of foreign policy are formed and negotiated.  MUN members understand the role global politics has in shaping our society and how active citizens can make the world a better place. I would wholeheartedly encourage students get involved in DCMUN not just to be our potential future leaders but a positive force for global change.

    As well as improving a plethora of skills in leadership, organisation, chairing and public speaking DCMUN gives its members skills that are usable beyond Doha College: in further education, volunteering and employment. Not to mention meeting top level diplomats, ambassadors and global activists. I am proud that members of DCMUN research and address issues that need more attention in our media and speaks for those who have no voice and little power. I would urge those who feel likewise and are not members to join us and sign up for DCMUN

  • Amanda Stafrace
    Co-Director

    I volunteered to join MUN as it appeared intriguing, a novelty. MUN is very different from any other activity that I have ever engaged with.  Being a scientist by profession and a musician by passion, economic and political conflicts never really caught my attention for very long. In some odd way however, whilst MUN is extremely different from my daily science oriented responsibilities, there are similarities. In fact in both there is scope for thinking outside the box and both need problem solving skills. Furthermore, I realise that MUN not only helps participants keep up with global issues but it also provides an excellent opportunity for international and multicultural exposures. We are living in a period of large political unease. Daily news is flooded with conflict. I enjoy how MUN sheds hope for future generations. It sets the mind of participants to not look for faults but to find a remedy.

  • Nicola Calvert
    Co-Director

    Hi there! My name is Mrs Nicola Calvert and I’m Deputy Director of DCMUN, as well as an English teacher at the College. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in the political department of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and spent some time at the UN Headquarters in New York and in Geneva. Whilst being a superbly exciting opportunity to represent the British Government, this experience was also invaluable for my Deputy Director role in MUN at Doha College. The experience has enabled me to facilitate the learning and the enjoyment of the students who are part of Doha College’s MUN family.

    Alongside the Director, and the other Deputy Director, I help to ensure our MUN club is run effectively by our executive teams, help to organise our students’ attendance at other schools’ conferences and monitor our team’s preparations for our own conference. And I must say that my role has been a true pleasure so far because of the diligence and application of the students in our DCMUN club. As the only English teacher amongst the Directors, I also have oversight of the Press Team and all articles published by DCMUN. Whilst most writers are excellent at ensuring their work is up to standard, there is always – in true UN fashion - diplomacy to consider, as well as remembering the fact that ‘spellcheck’ isn’t always the most reliable tool available! Oh, and don’t get me started on the use of the semi-colon …

    During my three years on the MUN team, I have worked with some great students and MUN teacher Directors. That’s what MUN does: it creates excellent people with an international outlook and strong negotiating, public speaking and debating skills. There aren’t many places where you can develop all those skills, and have a great deal of fun whilst doing so!

  • John Hynes
    Co-Director

    Coming from a country that suffered from over 700 years of armed conflict,  I  passionately feel that the skills that our students learn at MUN are vital  for the world's future so we do not repeat the mistakes of past generations. In my country, we only found peace recently when both sides decided to sit down to listen and debate to those with opposing views in a respectable way. These are  skills that our students learn at MUN  which I believe  will lead to a more prosperous and peaceful world.

Student Executives

  • President
    Tajwaar Shafiq
    MUN to me is more than just an ECA. It is a platform that stretches out far and wide, that one cannot experience fully watching from the sides; but it also one that lets anyone stand upon it – to voice their opinion, to ensure no one feels left out, to be the supports that it rests upon and to let the surrounding world know about this great construct, found nowhere else. Hello, my name is Tajwaar Shafiq and for 2018, I have the exceptional honour of being President of DCMUN. By participating in MUN, in any and every role; we have faith that those who have chosen to take this step, will be all the better for it. Be it in pushing the bound More...

    MUN to me is more than just an ECA. It is a platform that stretches out far and wide, that one cannot experience fully watching from the sides; but it also one that lets anyone stand upon it – to voice their opinion, to ensure no one feels left out, to be the supports that it rests upon and to let the surrounding world know about this great construct, found nowhere else. Hello, my name is Tajwaar Shafiq and for 2018, I have the exceptional honour of being President of DCMUN. By participating in MUN, in any and every role; we have faith that those who have chosen to take this step, will be all the better for it. Be it in pushing the boundaries of your own thought process by being open to those around you, learning the behind the scenes of our own conferences and event planning to name what is the most minute fraction of what you will learn throughout your own MUN career. With no doubt in my mind this year’s Executive Team - myself included - will work tirelessly to make sure we live up to the unspoken expectations that our conference’s contributors look forward to. We hope to see you at both our conferences this year, and all the more to come. Best regards.

  • Secretary General
    Fahad Ali
    “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure, and if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” – Tupac. These words embody the attitudes and ethos instilled in the DNA of DCMUN. My name is Fahad Ali and for 2018 I have the honour of being the Secretary General of Doha College Model United Nations. In an ever changing, increasingly divided world, where the undertaking of fake news, the devastation of deadly terror attacks and the largest influx of refugees seen since the second World War, have somehow become the norm of our everyday lives, it now seems that our job here at DCMUN is more vital than ever before. We have the re More...

    “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure, and if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” – Tupac. These words embody the attitudes and ethos instilled in the DNA of DCMUN. My name is Fahad Ali and for 2018 I have the honour of being the Secretary General of Doha College Model United Nations. In an ever changing, increasingly divided world, where the undertaking of fake news, the devastation of deadly terror attacks and the largest influx of refugees seen since the second World War, have somehow become the norm of our everyday lives, it now seems that our job here at DCMUN is more vital than ever before. We have the responsibility of leading our impressionable delegates on to the path of becoming exceptional global citizens, with the ability to take their future and the future of the world in to their hands, moulding it for the betterment of society. And in the end, isn’t that what MUN is all about? I cannot wait to start on this journey with all of you, and I look forward to seeing you all in the upcoming conferences. Best wishes.

  • Deputy Secretary General
    Salma Hassanain
    Hi everyone! My name is Salma Hassanain, and I am honoured to be one of the DSGs for DCMUN this year. 4 years ago, I made the choice to join MUN, and I can safely say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It allowed me to voice my opinion and views, and made me more confident in my public speaking skills, something which I am very grateful for. MUN is a very important platform in the world today, allowing people to keep up with the fast paced global change. Every conference is a different adventure; you meet new people, you debate new issues, and you learn new things. It is More...

    Hi everyone! My name is Salma Hassanain, and I am honoured to be one of the DSGs for DCMUN this year. 4 years ago, I made the choice to join MUN, and I can safely say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It allowed me to voice my opinion and views, and made me more confident in my public speaking skills, something which I am very grateful for. MUN is a very important platform in the world today, allowing people to keep up with the fast paced global change. Every conference is a different adventure; you meet new people, you debate new issues, and you learn new things. It is an experience that cannot be missed, and I encourage anyone who is not already involved in MUN to try it out – I assure you, you won’t regret it. The DCMUN executive team, myself included, will be working tirelessly to ensure that you have the best experience possible at our MUN conferences. Hope to see you there!

  • Deputy Secretary General
    Aimen Mirza
    Hi, my name is Aimen Mirza, and I will be one of the DSGs for DCMUN in 2018. Having been a part of DCMUN for roughly 4 years now, I am proud to say that I will be playing a large role in running the ECA and organising the conferences, and I am excited to put my all into the completion of these jobs. I am looking forward to seeing many bright and new faces at the MUN sessions this year, and hope that every individual who devotes their time to an MUN conference comes out of the conference with improved confidence, and with the inspiration to make the world a better place for the future generatio More...

    Hi, my name is Aimen Mirza, and I will be one of the DSGs for DCMUN in 2018. Having been a part of DCMUN for roughly 4 years now, I am proud to say that I will be playing a large role in running the ECA and organising the conferences, and I am excited to put my all into the completion of these jobs. I am looking forward to seeing many bright and new faces at the MUN sessions this year, and hope that every individual who devotes their time to an MUN conference comes out of the conference with improved confidence, and with the inspiration to make the world a better place for the future generations. I hope to see all of you this year!

  • President of the General Assembly
    Tareq Sehly
    Hi my name is Tareq Sehly and I will be the PGA of DCMUN. Having done MUN for 5 years now, I can proudly say that I have enjoyed every moment of it, from the thrill of speaking in front of a crowd in your first conference to the joy of hearing the words "Ok it's lunch time" during each conference, MUN is an incredibly well balanced ECA that teaches Public Speaking and the ability to view matters from a different perspective, and I wouldn't trade my cherished experiences from it for the world. I will be working with the rest of the talented executive team to make this year’s conference an unforgettable one and I hope to see you all in DCM More...

    Hi my name is Tareq Sehly and I will be the PGA of DCMUN. Having done MUN for 5 years now, I can proudly say that I have enjoyed every moment of it, from the thrill of speaking in front of a crowd in your first conference to the joy of hearing the words "Ok it's lunch time" during each conference, MUN is an incredibly well balanced ECA that teaches Public Speaking and the ability to view matters from a different perspective, and I wouldn't trade my cherished experiences from it for the world. I will be working with the rest of the talented executive team to make this year’s conference an unforgettable one and I hope to see you all in DCMUN.

  • Secretary General of Middle School MUN
    Dena Abdelghaffar
    Hey everyone! My name is Dena Abdelghaffar and I am honoured and grateful for my new position as the Secretary General for Middle School MUN this year. Taking part in the MUN club has been something I’ve always looked forward to as it was a fun yet very enlightening experience. It was also a great place to make a lot of new friends from all kinds of backgrounds. This club has always been very valuable to me as it taught me to gain confidence and the ability to speak out passionately for what I believe in, in front of a large audience. Without the club, the fact is, I wouldn’t have been where I am today. During my time as part of the ex More...

    Hey everyone! My name is Dena Abdelghaffar and I am honoured and grateful for my new position as the Secretary General for Middle School MUN this year. Taking part in the MUN club has been something I’ve always looked forward to as it was a fun yet very enlightening experience. It was also a great place to make a lot of new friends from all kinds of backgrounds. This club has always been very valuable to me as it taught me to gain confidence and the ability to speak out passionately for what I believe in, in front of a large audience. Without the club, the fact is, I wouldn’t have been where I am today. During my time as part of the executive team, I will work alongside them to make sure that this year is a memorable experience for all the participants. I hope to see you all in our future conferences.

  • Deputy Secretary General of Middle School MUN
    Ishika Roy
    Hey Everyone! My name is Ishika Roy and I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of MSMUN. My first ever conference was definitely different to my most recent one by far - which is the same case for most other delegates out there - and this is what makes MUN so special. As soon as it ended I was mesmerised. Amazed at how much valuable exposure I had of not just world issues, but interacting with strangers which I feel is such an essential factor for human development. Who knew that there is so much more than what we just see in this world?  From that moment onwards, the parental pressure was never a factor of whether I wanted to More...

    Hey Everyone! My name is Ishika Roy and I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of MSMUN. My first ever conference was definitely different to my most recent one by far - which is the same case for most other delegates out there - and this is what makes MUN so special. As soon as it ended I was mesmerised. Amazed at how much valuable exposure I had of not just world issues, but interacting with strangers which I feel is such an essential factor for human development. Who knew that there is so much more than what we just see in this world?  From that moment onwards, the parental pressure was never a factor of whether I wanted to do a conference or not, and this passion is what I would like the young delegates of today to strive for. Being part of the executive team allows me to motivate and inspire delegates, which I am looking forward to do!

  • Head of Admin
    Deniz Youssefian
    Hello! My name is Deniz Youssefian and I am Head of Admin for the year 2018. It is a privilege to be able to be a part of the exec team after 5 years of participating in MUN conferences both as an admin and a delegate. This journey has given me a chance to build up my confidence in public speaking as well as allowing me to meet new people and dealing with issues out there in the real world. I would really encourage everyone to participate in as many conferences as they can as it will benefit you very much in the future. I will be working with my deputies Emily Kilshaw and Nusrullah Shakil to ensure that each and everyone of you enjoy your More...

    Hello! My name is Deniz Youssefian and I am Head of Admin for the year 2018. It is a privilege to be able to be a part of the exec team after 5 years of participating in MUN conferences both as an admin and a delegate. This journey has given me a chance to build up my confidence in public speaking as well as allowing me to meet new people and dealing with issues out there in the real world. I would really encourage everyone to participate in as many conferences as they can as it will benefit you very much in the future. I will be working with my deputies Emily Kilshaw and Nusrullah Shakil to ensure that each and everyone of you enjoy your MUN experience both at ODTC and DCMUN. Hope to see all of you at the conferences.

  • Deputy Head of Admin
    Emily Kilshaw
    Hello, my name is Emily Kilshaw and I’m delighted to be one of the Deputy Heads of Admin this year. I have been a part of MUN since Year 10, and can safely say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, trying the roles of both delegate and admin. MUN has been an amazing experience for me, developing my confidence, awareness of world issues, and giving me the opportunity to meet lots of new friends and other intelligent individuals.  This is my 4th DCMUN conference and I look forward to working alongside my Head of Admin and my other Deputy to ensure that this year’s conference runs as smoothly as possible. My role consists of More...

    Hello, my name is Emily Kilshaw and I’m delighted to be one of the Deputy Heads of Admin this year. I have been a part of MUN since Year 10, and can safely say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, trying the roles of both delegate and admin. MUN has been an amazing experience for me, developing my confidence, awareness of world issues, and giving me the opportunity to meet lots of new friends and other intelligent individuals.  This is my 4th DCMUN conference and I look forward to working alongside my Head of Admin and my other Deputy to ensure that this year’s conference runs as smoothly as possible. My role consists of many jobs behind the scenes, such as organising food, setting up rooms, and ensuring that all of your other admin stay informed. I’m really looking forward to this year’s conference, and I hope you are too!

  • Deputy Head of Admin
    Nasrullah Shakil
    Hello everybody! My name is Nasrullah Shakil and this year I will be serving as your Deputy Head of Admin. Being the youngest member in the executive team was a big change for my MUN experience and was quite nerve racking really. I have done numerous conferences and I loved each and every single one of them. Participating in MUN has been one of the most enlightening and engaging experiences of my life. I haven’t just made new friends but have become socially and politically aware of the world at large; the major issues facing a globalising world and the geopolitical challenges facing u More...

    Hello everybody! My name is Nasrullah Shakil and this year I will be serving as your Deputy Head of Admin. Being the youngest member in the executive team was a big change for my MUN experience and was quite nerve racking really. I have done numerous conferences and I loved each and every single one of them. Participating in MUN has been one of the most enlightening and engaging experiences of my life. I haven’t just made new friends but have become socially and politically aware of the world at large; the major issues facing a globalising world and the geopolitical challenges facing us today. I will of course work to the best of my ability in hope to make these coming conferences a perfect, memorable experience for everyone. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you all!

  • Head of Communications
    Sara Mohamed
    Hi everyone! I cannot express my pleasure and excitement to have this opportunity and serve as your new Head of Communications. I will be in charge of updating the website every so often with upcoming conferences and events so please stay updated! I hope this new design will entice you and make you want to visit it more and I hope this position will give me an insight into all of the MUN positions so that I may join a conference in the future. My main goal in this position is to unite and connect us all through multiple platforms and instil an MUN “family” spirit. I will try my best to fulfill my role to a high quality and I really loo More...

    Hi everyone! I cannot express my pleasure and excitement to have this opportunity and serve as your new Head of Communications. I will be in charge of updating the website every so often with upcoming conferences and events so please stay updated! I hope this new design will entice you and make you want to visit it more and I hope this position will give me an insight into all of the MUN positions so that I may join a conference in the future. My main goal in this position is to unite and connect us all through multiple platforms and instil an MUN “family” spirit. I will try my best to fulfill my role to a high quality and I really look forward to working with this year’s executive team and the whole MUN community.

  • Deputy Head of Communications
    Callum Breheny
    Hello, my name is Callum, and I was born in Scotland, despite my seemingly Irish accent. I am 16 years old, and on the DCMUN executive team, I am the deputy head of Communications. This means I work with the head, Sara, on the website, and on any other related issues. I joined MUN as I enjoy debating, and am interested in politics. I am grateful for this position, and I can’t wait to become a more integral part of the MUN experience.
  • Head of Training
    Ibrahim Din
    Hey guys, my name is Ibrahim Din and it is my honour and absolute privilege to serve as this year’s Head of Training. In my MUN career I have attended a plethora of entertaining and enriching conferences, allowing my knowledge of world affairs and MUN procedure to grow significantly. Being a firm believer in MUN and the skills it provides to students, I am proud to finally be a more active force in helping to teach said students. One of my main goals this year is to ensure our delegates are having fun whilst in the MUN environment. I want to help form delegates that can stand up for themselves and for their morals. I also hope to attract More...

    Hey guys, my name is Ibrahim Din and it is my honour and absolute privilege to serve as this year’s Head of Training. In my MUN career I have attended a plethora of entertaining and enriching conferences, allowing my knowledge of world affairs and MUN procedure to grow significantly. Being a firm believer in MUN and the skills it provides to students, I am proud to finally be a more active force in helping to teach said students. One of my main goals this year is to ensure our delegates are having fun whilst in the MUN environment. I want to help form delegates that can stand up for themselves and for their morals. I also hope to attract more people to this brilliant collective. People who wouldn’t see themselves speaking in front of a crowd or debating issues much greater than themselves. I look forward to accomplishing these goals and many more with this years brilliant and extremely capable executive team.

  • Deputy Head of Training
    Zena Shurrab
    Hello, my name is Zena Shurrab and I am this year’s Deputy Head of Training. MUN has been a fun and educational experience for me since I started it and I have attended many conferences and plan to attend more until my time at DC comes to an end. Being a part of this club has taught me many valuable lessons and given me a lot of experience, which I am honoured to be able to pass on to younger and aspiring delegates and chairs along with this years head of training. I would like to be able to make MUN fun outside of the conferences and hope that I am able to achieve that by the end of this year.
  • Head of Press
    Jay Stearns
    Hi my name is Jay Stearns and I'll be the new Head of Press for the new year of 2018! I am extremely excited to start my position as I have been doing Press for 3 years now. As Head of Press, it is my job to make sure everything that occurs at MUN is distributed, in many different mediums, to everyone. This can seem like a daunting job, but I find great gratitude in seeing smiles and laughs on delegates faces when watching the final video during the closing ceremony!
  • Deputy Head of Press
    Abigail Jilimin
    My name is Abigail and it is an honour to be serving as your Deputy Head Of Press for this year’s DCMUN. As Deputy Head Of Press, I’ll be in charge of the ‘writing section’ of the Press team. I wholeheartedly believe writing articles about different world issues is important in helping us understand and be aware of the situations around us. Additionally, articles about the conference itself helps others gain insight on what an MUN conference is like on-scene and behind-the-scene. Along with the Head Of Press, we hope to build a strong and passionate team of writers, photographers and videographers to create interesting and enjoyabl More...

    My name is Abigail and it is an honour to be serving as your Deputy Head Of Press for this year’s DCMUN. As Deputy Head Of Press, I’ll be in charge of the ‘writing section’ of the Press team. I wholeheartedly believe writing articles about different world issues is important in helping us understand and be aware of the situations around us. Additionally, articles about the conference itself helps others gain insight on what an MUN conference is like on-scene and behind-the-scene. Along with the Head Of Press, we hope to build a strong and passionate team of writers, photographers and videographers to create interesting and enjoyable content to present a true MUN experience. I am excited to be part of this year’s executive team and I hope that my contribution will help create a stronger and more organised Press team in the MUN community in Doha College. Thank you!

  • Head of ICJ
    Aiman Tahir
    Hi, my name is Aiman Tahir and i am delighted to be serving as Head of ICJ for this year. MUN has been an amazing experience since I started it, back in Year 10. I have not only grown as a person but broadened my knowledge of current affairs. MUN has been a great way to meet new people and collaborate to solve world issues, which has allowed my confidence to grow and enabled me to become more proficient in my speaking skills. As Head of ICJ, I will need to choose the cases that will be debated in the conference and make sure all the teams participating are prepared and know exactly what they are doing. This might even mean spending more ti More...

    Hi, my name is Aiman Tahir and i am delighted to be serving as Head of ICJ for this year. MUN has been an amazing experience since I started it, back in Year 10. I have not only grown as a person but broadened my knowledge of current affairs. MUN has been a great way to meet new people and collaborate to solve world issues, which has allowed my confidence to grow and enabled me to become more proficient in my speaking skills. As Head of ICJ, I will need to choose the cases that will be debated in the conference and make sure all the teams participating are prepared and know exactly what they are doing. This might even mean spending more time after school with them, but that will just ensure the conference runs smoothly and along with my deputy Ayan Edan we will make sure it is an enjoyable experience for everyone. I look forward to seeing you at our future conferences.

  • Deputy Head of ICJ
    Ayan Edan
    Hello! My name is Ayan Edan and I will be your Deputy Head of ICJ this year. It gives me an overwhelming amount of pleasure to be a part of the executive team along with my Head Aiman Tahir. I first began my MUN experience at DC MUN VIII as an admin in Year 10 and then gradually moved on to a delegate and then finally, a chair. My experience with MUN has provided me with the chance to improve my public speaking skills as well as grow an understanding of how to provide the best experience for fellow MUNers. With my knowledge of MUN, I, along with Aiman, will provide you with an enjoyable, informative and memorable conference. By doing so, w More...

    Hello! My name is Ayan Edan and I will be your Deputy Head of ICJ this year. It gives me an overwhelming amount of pleasure to be a part of the executive team along with my Head Aiman Tahir. I first began my MUN experience at DC MUN VIII as an admin in Year 10 and then gradually moved on to a delegate and then finally, a chair. My experience with MUN has provided me with the chance to improve my public speaking skills as well as grow an understanding of how to provide the best experience for fellow MUNers. With my knowledge of MUN, I, along with Aiman, will provide you with an enjoyable, informative and memorable conference. By doing so, we will encourage you to take part and not let this amazing opportunity pass by. My aim is not only to instill a passion for debating world issues and public speaking, but to help delegates/advocates discover their confidence and enjoy their time while doing so.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the potential benefits of taking part in MUN for me?

MUN allows you to enhance your public speaking skills and develop a broader horizon. It increases your level of confidence and also raises awareness to important issues around the globe, which you may have never drawn attention to before. What some people may not realise is that MUN is about more than just research and debating. Through MUN, you learn more about the world that you would in any classroom, and you begin to understand the problems that affect millions of people every day. MUN conferences give you the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, and this allows you to understand more about your fellow human beings. But most of all, MUN is fun, and the conferences always leave you with a wealth of memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. MUN provides you with a new, unique way to look at things, be it politics, the environment or how to get the phone number of a potential future leader.

How do I sign up for MUN?

We recommend starting MUN at the start of either the school year, or after the winter break. To sign up, just come to the meetings after school every Tuesday in the Auditorium. Note that only students in Year 8 and above can participate.

What makes DCMUN so special?

DCMUN has a fantastic atmosphere about it. Delegates and chairs come from around Doha College, Qatar and since last year from around the world too. Furthermore, the conference sees delegates of a wide range of experience which makes for debates where all delegates can be involved to their full potential. But to really answer that question, you will just have to attend the conference yourself and see!

What are the posts available to me in MUN?

When attending a conference, you sign up to be a delegate, press member, or admin staff. Delegates participate in the debate and help pass resolutions. Press team members document the conference as reporters, photographers or as a part of the film crew. Admin Staff aid the smooth running of the conference by facilitating tasks such as printing, distribution of food and in the organisation of equipment. If applying to the ICJ, you will sign up as an advocate. More experienced members of the club will sign up to be student officers, and if applicable, to the Executive Team.

In a MUN conference what do you do as a delegate?

A delegate is a student who, represents a country in a certain committee. You present and argue your country’s views and opinions instead of your own. You are expected to make a resolution and position paper. Don't worry, you will be trained how to do this.

Why should I be Admin Staff?

By being an Admin member you can experience what a MUN conference is like and gain a better understanding of what is happening. It is a great opportunity for first time MUNners and experienced MUNners alike. The Admin Staff are the backbone of the conference and help make the conference run as smoothly as possible.

I have never done MUN before, what help can DCMUN give me to prepare me for my first conference?

If you are a DC student and want to be a part of MUN you will have to take part in pre-conference training (no matter how experienced you are). Obviously special preparations are made for those who are taking part in MUN for the first time so you will be very well prepared by the time that you take part in your first conference.

What does MUN actually do for me?

Well it really depends on what you are doing in MUN and what your life ambitions are. Participating as a delegate will obviously help you in becoming a member of the UN, but it may also help in becoming a lawyer or even an activist- this is because it shows that you have the ability to speak articulately and proficiently, even on the spot. A member of the Press team could perhaps get into advertising or journalism. Regardless of your position, MUN can be used in your CV for many different points that may help you get into universities around the world.

What are the requirements for DCMUN if I am looking to use it for International Award?

This thoroughly depends on what level you are taking it at. At Bronze level, it can be used as a skill if attendance and participation is for a period of three months. It can be used as a skill for Silver as well on the condition that you will be exploring different areas and roles within the club.

What is the procedure for signing off MUN in my Record book for International Award?

You have to type up a brief account of your experience in the club and how you believe you've gained from the club. Print this off to an appropriate size, so that you can stick it in to your record book. Get the account checked by Ms Conly, and once she approves, stick it in and get the record book signed.

What are the conferences hosted by Doha College MUN, and what structure do they follow?

Doha College MUN hosts two conference every year. The inaugaral, flagship conference- DCMUN- generally takes place during mid-November and is held over two days. The club hosts more than 600 delegates during this time, with numerous roles to choose from. More recently, a One Day Training Conference has been set up, due to the overwhelming success of DCMUN. Here, delegates can prepare themselves for the rigours of the bigger conference.

Can Year 8's be part of the Admin Team?

Year 8s can be part of the Admin Team - you will receive training on this essential role.