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. We will be holding these events in person, following the University’s social distancing guidelines.
Previous Model UN events have included Syria Ceasefire and the Human Rights Council. We also hold meetings from the past such as the Treaty of Versailles and the Munich Conference.
Modelled on the highly successful department games, Crisis Games are a dynamic and complex geopolitical simulation of potential and past crises. These have included events such as the North Korea Crisis, 1939 Europe and the Mexican Cartels. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of the event or scenario to play our Crisis Events.
COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to try brand new formats for conducting crisis games by using software already available for students to participate in our events. Teamwork, complex problems, backroom deals and the application of creative solutions is what makes Crisis Games unique and will be reflected in this new format.
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 2020/21
Joe Kirkwood (jok31)
Matthew Noyce (man35)
Joshua Price (jcp10)
Iman Ahmad Hamizan (ima2)
Oliver Maxwell (olm26)
Alex Witherden (amw16)
Matthew Dooley (mad106)
Max O'Brien (mao36)
George Muter (gem35)
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 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.