As of April 2020, SheffMUN is 8 months away, which we believe is a long enough time for lockdown and quarantine measures to be lifted. Therefore, we expect the conference to be taking place in November.
We will keep this section updated as we continue getting information from the UK Government.
SheffMUN 2019 was a huge success! We hope to begin the new decade in the same fashion!
We cannot wait to host you all in the great northern city of Sheffield. Chair Applications are now open, so get applying!
Sheffield International MUN Conference is yet again being held in November! We are looking forward to building upon the successes of last year’s conference and theme. In 2019, SheffMUN and its wonderful participants highlighted the contemporary challenges facing humanity in a digital world. Society is increasingly globalised and the challenges we face reflect that.
This year’s conference will host a variety of committees such as (but not limited to), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - perhaps for the traditionalists - and a unique United States of Europe Committee (USEC) for those perhaps looking for something new from MUN. This year, our committees will explore the evolving global power dynamics, the challenges arising from those changes and the ideological obstacles in the way of meeting those challenges as united nations - a United Nations.
With that said, the theme for SheffMUN 2020 is: Global Change: Risks, Responses & Responsibilities. Climate change, global epidemics and refugee crises, the turn of the decade has brought new challenges to the fore, and reminded us that long-standing challenges are still yet to be rectified.
Of course, at a Sheffield conference, one benefits from the brilliant city itself. Emboldened by its industrial and political history, a beacon of the Iron Age and more recently the Industrial Revolution, Sheffield's present is as vast as its history. Two massive football clubs (Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday), the home of Henderson’s Relish and of course the pictuesque peak district.
This year, we will acquaint new SheffMUNers with the truly one-of-a-kind city and give those returning the chance to experience it again. There is no better way to do just that than at our memorable, value-for-money socials, with pizza, drinks and a club night (please drink responsibly).
A Top 100 University for 10 years running (QS Global Ranking), The University of Sheffield is located in Sheffield, United Kingdom. North of London and East of Manchester, the city is home to over 27,000 students from all across the world. Our Students Union is also ranked No. 1 in the UK for 10 years running (THE Student Experience Survey), ensuring consistent support for student societies such as our Model United Nations Society.
Founded in 2009, the University of Sheffield Model United United Nations Society is entering its second decade of operation! Home to engaging weekly debates about pressing world issues, the society is passionate about understanding governance from every UN represented country. Our members venture across the country and travel abroad to experience new MUN conferences each year!