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. Team Kent is committed to fostering a passion for international relations, a fierce determination to excel, and a spirit for inclusivity and equality both within and outside the team. Dedicated to excellence and perseverance, Team Kent has proven itself as one of the best Model United Nations teams in Britain having won awards at highly competitive conferences such as WorldMUN, LIMUN and OxiMUN. In years past, Team Kent has attended conferences in Egypt, China, Singapore, Canada, Brazil and South Korea.
Applications to join a Team Kent delegation are open to society members throughout the Autumn term and beginning of spring term each year. Detailed information about application opening is available at the society General Weekly Meetings throughout the academic year. Details can also be found on the conference section of this website.
The number of new members varies each year based on the strength of the talent and enthusiasm demonstrated within the applicant pool; there exists no set number of students chosen to join a Team Kent delegation. Previous Model UN experience is not necessary, and many of our members had no Model UN experience prior to joining Team Kent. Consequentially, the application process is tailored to look for talent and potential, not previous MUN experience, other factors will also be taken into consideration-such as a member’s attendance rate in the General Weekly Meetings.
The Kent Model United Nations Society MUN Division seeks to promote the specific goals of the University of Kent:
Participation in Model United Nations conferences enriches students’ international outlook, in giving them intense awareness of other countries and international issues, as well as experience in seeking feasible solutions through reasoned discussion. This work in crafting and promoting particular solutions is especially important in training future leaders in a globalized world. Students’ experience in engaging with these issues, with other students from all around the world, is an important step in helping to create and develop an international community, and to embrace the challenges of a more global future.