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The careers division of the society aims to maximise career opportunities for students passionate about International Development International Affairs, Law and other job sectors. This is done through reaching out to a diverse array of external organisations, providing our members with opportunities to hear from and interact with high-profile speakers and experienced professionals as well as organising careers workshops.

Partnership with BAFUNCS

The British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants (BAFUNCS) established partnership with the society this year. A series of discussion sessions will be held from October, with students interacting with former UN civil servants in an informal setting. Each session will have a unique theme and focuses on one unique aspect of the UN’s various functions and agencies. Through our partnership with the BAFUNCS, we aim to offer our members insights into the different routes into the UN.

The KentMUN Outreach division is dedicated to improving human development through volunteering and campaigning initiatives. This year we are excited to launch the Guassay Children’s Initiative in collaboration with Mary’s Meal. Founded in 2002, Mary’s Meals is small charity with a simple idea that works – by providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.

Guassay Public Primary School in Porkpa, Cape Mount County, Liberia is one of the many schools in Liberia and Malawi that Mary’s Meal is working tirelessly with the support of Volunteers to ensure that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education.

For many of the 591 pupils at Guassay Public School, the one daily meal of Vitamin enriched maize porridge/ Rice and Peas provided by Mary’s Meal is the only food they will receive until the next school day. Yet without it, these children many as young as 5 would be working in fields, begging on street corners, or even scavenging among the garbage just to survive.

In launching the Guassay Children’s Initiative, the key aims of the Kent Model United Nations are:

1. To raise funds to meet the immediate needs of hungry children at Guassay Public Primary School in Liberia and encourage them to go to school to gain an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

2. To raise awareness for chronically poor children in Africa.

3.To empower and provide University of Kent students the opportunity to give back to society.

All delegates wishing to attend a conference are required to participate in at least one fundraising event organised by the Outreach Division. Outreach also provides training sessions in volunteering and discussion panels on different aspects of the charity sector. In addition, Outreach work with local high schools to teach MUN to students in the local area.

The MUN division of the society aims to provide members with knowledge relating to the work of the United Nations through a simulation of the United Nations in which participants take up roles as delegates from various countries and then investigate, debate and develop solutions to global problems.

Mission Statement
In this spirit, the Kent Model United Nations MUN division seeks to promote the specific goals of the society and the University of Kent:
-To enable students to contribute to the richness of cultural diversity
-To encourage leaders who will make positive contributions to an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world
-To foster reasoned discussion of contemporary issues
-To instill an eagerness to embrace the challenges of a more global future

The MUN Division has two primary responsibilities:

Team Kent
Team Kent is the University of Kent very own competitive MUN team under the society’s MUN Division that trains and competes year-long at Model United Nations conferences across Britain and the world.

General Weekly Training
At Kent Model United Nations, training is a key part of what makes our delegates strong competitors and key allies in any committee. The MUN Division is responsible for organising all of the society’s weekly training.

Kent International Model United Nations
The Kent International Model united nations (KentMUN) is our home conference here at the University of Kent. The conference is organised by 6 members of the society appointed by the Executive Committee, there are committees covering a wide range of important world issues. The conference brings together delegates from across the world for a jam-packed weekend of fiery debate and socials.

You can find out more about the conference by going to: kentmun.org

Kent Model United Nations is committed to a holistic experience. We organise different social events throughout the year such as our annual Christmas ball and social trips. From paintballing to trivia nights and our bi-weekly pizza night, the events division of the society have got you covered in the fun department.

Speaker Events
Every year KentMUN invite speakers to the University to discuss a wide range of topics relating to current pressing issues in the world. These speakers shed light on the nature of current issues and discuss the many sides of potential solutions to such issues.

Speaker Events
Every year KentMUN invite speakers to the University to discuss a wide range of topics relating to current pressing issues in the world. These speakers shed light on the nature of current issues and discuss the many sides of potential solutions to such issues.

Social Trips
Every year the society organise social trips abroad for our members, these trips are incredibly popular and provide members with the opportunities to bond, learn about other cultures and travel with friends.