Frequently Asked Questions
What was last year’s conference like?
Here’s a link to our conference video from last year.
What are your fees, and how do they work?
We use a tiered pricing system. The official delegate fee for OxfordMUN 2019 is £240 (20% VAT inclusive). This is the amount that all international delegates must pay. We provide discounts to this price on a case-by-case basis for a variety of reasons (e.g. if you are a state-funded school in the UK or if you are an independent school within the UK/EU, etc). If you have any questions about the fee that we are asking you to pay, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In addition to the delegate fee, we charge £25 (VAT inclusive) for all faculty advisors (except for faculty advisors from UK state-funded schools). This faculty advisor fee covers the cost of materials, daily refreshments, and entry to conference events.
Fees do not include meals or accommodation.
What age groups can attend the conference?
The suggested age-range for the conference is 14–18. However, we can accommodate exceptions in special circumstances. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.
How many students can we bring, and how many delegates are assigned per country position?
We are limiting team sizes to 20 this year. As for specific country assignments, we typically have one student per country in most of our committees. That said, one of our committees (OPEC) will be a double delegate committee this year (with two delegates assigned to each country, working together as a team). More detailed information about committees will be posted on our website soon!
Can I attend as an individual delegate?
You may certainly apply as an individual delegate; however, if you are under 18, we recommend that you attend with a parent or chaperone for your safety. The link to our registration platform is here: https://munhub.oxfordglobal.org. After you create and confirm your account, you may apply to the conference as a delegate (rather than a faculty advisor).
When will delegates be assigned their country/committee?
Participants will be able make their own committee and country selections when they are accepted to the conference. If you are applying as a faculty advisor on behalf of a delegation, you will be able to make these selections for your delegates. Positions will be confirmed and reserved upon payment.
What if I am new to mun?
We welcome delegates of all experience levels, and with a bit of preparation you’ll be ready and raring to go for the conference. In September we will be sending out background guides for each committee, which will contain everything you will need to know to be successful. For many delegates, the committee topics will be new subjects in international relations or human rights that they won’t have studied before. While the rules of procedure in committee can be daunting, they are very easy to pick up.
We are currently preparing a training guide for the conference that will be emailed to schools in September. This will consist of resources for six training sessions (each one hour long), introducing students to the rules and structure of different MUN committees. While of course it is up to your school whether they wish to run this training, if you’re new to MUN it would be helpful to look over it before the conference. In the meantime, a resource we strongly recommend is HelpMyMUN, which you can check out at https://www.helpmymun.com.
Can you help me book accommodation?
This year, we are offering two types of accommodation on a limited basis: one option tier consists of accommodation at a local Oxford hostel (YHA or Central Backpackers’ Hostel); the second option tier consists of accommodation at nearby hotels, such as Mercure Eastgate Hotel (one minute walk from the conference venue). Both of these options can be booked through the Add Ons page of our website once your application has been accepted (https://munhub.oxfordglobal.org). We expect these to sell out quickly! We may arrange additional accommodation deals based on demand.
What do you recommend doing for meals?
We will be giving students the opportunity to have lunches in some of Oxford’s historic colleges at the price of £20 per person.
In the past, we have also organised formal dinners. These will be organised again if there is significant interest.
Students are under no obligation to attend these meals and there are many great places to eat in Oxford. Both local stores, such as Olive’s and Taylor’s, and chains, such as Leon, Itsu, and McDonald’s, are all within a 5-minute walk of each other and close to the conference venues.
What is Oxford Global’s status or affiliation to the university?
Oxford Global is a social enterprise that works in collaboration with the university on several projects, mostly relating to education and access. All of our staff members are university affiliates, but the organisation has no official ties to the university. Most importantly, the university is not responsible for the content or delivery of the conference.
Can I put ‘University of Oxford’ on my CV if I attend one of Oxford Global’s events?
No. Oxford Global has no official ties to the university.
What will the weather be like?
While we will of course be hoping to have a sunny conference, Oxford in November has a propensity to be grey and cold. We recommend delegates bring warm clothing, as many of our committee rooms will be in Oxford’s historic buildings which can be slightly draughty. A raincoat would be advised as well for walking around the city.
Who should I contact in an emergency?
For any urgent enquiries during the conference, please contact one of our secretariat members. These contact details will be shared closer to the date of the conference. Police/Fire/Ambulance services can be contacted on 999. The local police station is St Aldates and can be contacted on 01865 841148.