Model students claim prizes at BathMUN14
Students (pictured, left) from City's Department of International Politics were voted Best Small Delegation at Bath University's Model United Nations (BathMUN14), last weekend.
There was also recognition for third-year students Suliane Tillon, named Best Delegate at the UN Security Council and Teodora Vezenkova, who won an Honourable Mention at the Arab League.
Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations that aspires to educate participants about international relations, effective communication and negotiation, current events, and multilateral diplomacy.
Over the course of the weekend students take on the role of diplomats as they represent member-states in U.N. committees, and are tasked with researching their country, investigate international issues, debate, compromise, consult, and develop solutions to global problems.
The Bath Model United Nations society has been growing in both size and stature since its founding in 2010. BathMUN14 is the 4th Model United Nations conference to be held by the University, which aims to continue the tradition of outstanding conferences year after year.
Dr Christopher McDowell, Head of the Department of International Politics, said: "The accolades our students received at BathMUN14 reflect very well on the Department and the University as a whole.
"This was the first time City students have attended BathMUN, an event that draws teams from across the country, which makes their success even more noteworthy."