Frequently asked questions
What accommodation can you recommend?
We will be offering a limited number of accommodation packages. These will be available for purchase through our registration platform.
Alternatively, the following hotels/hostels are all located in the heart of Oxford, in close proximity to the venues in which our conference will be taking place:
YHA Oxford (from £30 per person per night)
Mercure Eastgate (from £58 per person per night)
Cotswold Lodge Hotel (from £52.50 per person per night)
Eurobar (from £37.50 per person per night)
The George Street Hotel (from £72 per person per night)
Museum Hotel (from £95 per person per night)
The Buttery Oxford (from £50 per person per night)
We hope this provides a wide range of options to choose from, so you can find the accommodation that best fits your school’s needs.
What do you recommend doing for meals?
We will be giving students the opportunity to have lunches in some of Oxford’s historic colleges, such as Balliol and New College, at the price of approximately £15–20 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 5-minute walking distance of each other and close to the conference venues.
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 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.
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. Whilst 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.
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.