The Aberystwyth Crisis and Model UN Society (ACMUN) run Crisis Games (modelled on the very successful InterPol Department Games), holds Model UN simulations, and competes in national conferences.
In Model UN we give you the opportunity to debate the issues affecting our world in a wide range of simulations using the format of the United Nations. Participants often have to take uncomfortable positions and defend their chosen countries' poor records on a wide range of topics. Everyone will attempt to put forward resolutions that either benefit them or veto proposals that hurt participants and/or their interests, which is a unique feature to our Model UN. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the topic to participate as long as you look up your country's involvement on the issue at hand.
Previous Model UN events have included "UN Neo-colonialism or New Hope" held by the UN Secuirty Council or "UN Intervention in the West Bank". We also hold meetings from the past such as the "Suez Crisis" MUN and the "Annexation of Crimea" MUN.
Modelled on the highly successful department games, Crisis Games are a dynamic and complex geopolitical simulation of potential and past crises. Last year, these have included events such as the "Pacify the Pacific" Crisis, "Nord Kivu Crisis" and "Cold War Berlin" Crisis. Teamwork, complex problems, backroom deals and the application of creative solutions is what makes Crisis Games unique and thrilling. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of the event or scenario to play our Crisis Events.
Last year ACMUN had to accomodate for COVID-19 restrictions and held MUN conferences and Crisis Games online. However, this year we are expecting all sessions to return back to in-person, so there is a lot to be excited for! We will be holding these events in person, following the University’s social distancing guidelines.
If you would like to stay updated for our upcoming events, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page and the ACMUN SU webpage for more information.
ACMUN COMMITTEE 2021/22
Matthew Dooley (mad106)
Alex Witherden (amw16)
Micheala Mislerová (mim56)
Adrian Wróbel (aaw23)
Daniel Garner (dag77)
Jude Binder (jbb14)
If you have any questions, do drop an email to the above Committee members who will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can message us directly through our Facebook page (link below) or ask one of the Committee members to add you to our ACMUN Facebook Messenger group chat.
For the ACMUN Constitution, click here.
For the ACMUN Code of Conduct, click here.
For our Risk Assessment, click here.
For our COVID-specific Risk Assessment, click here.
For our current equipment list, click here.
ACMUN is dedicated to the inclusion and acceptance of all members regardless of age, race, ethnicity, ability, culture or nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status and marital status.