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DCMUN is a continuously growing student run organisation under Mr Moore’s directorship. The club hosts exciting and highly anticipated Model United Nations conferences twice a year with an aim to encourage the secondary school students of Qatar to join a community that endorses public speaking, debating and self confidence.
Students who join DCMUN have the opportunity to take part in many conferences throughout the year, including THIMUN Qatar, an international conference which welcomes close to 1200 delegates every year. However, the pinnacle of these conferences is the annual DCMUN conference hosted by Doha College. Every November, we welcome over 600 participants from about 14 different schools in Qatar to take part in our 3 day conference.
Within an MUN conference, there are many different roles to take part in. Most participants undertake the role of a delegate, with their main task being to represent a country. Delegates produce a document called a resolution, which contains proposed solutions for an important world issue, and they then proceed to debate on the resolution. Speaking in a conference allows delegates to express their countries’ views on the issues at hand, as well as giving them a chance to increase their self confidence and improve their public speaking skills. The Admin staff are a crucial part of every conference; they make sure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. From preparing rooms to serving food, and passing notes inside committees, it is an opportunity to experience MUN from a different perspective. Members of the Press team are responsible for producing booklets to be handed out both before the conference and after each day of the conference, each one filled with information, articles, and photos. They also serve as our photographers, and produce the ever-anticipated conference video. Student officers are responsible for chairing the debates, as well as ensuring there is order within a committee. They also produce the research reports created before the conference, which allow delegates to learn more about the issues they will be debating.
Those who decide to take part in such an amazing platform will see their confidence, public speaking skills, and communication skills improve, as they are put into situations that require them to step outside of their comfort zone and speak in front of a room, or work with strangers to come up with solutions to topical issues regarding today’s world. No matter what role an individual decides to undertake within a conference, each individual who attends a conference will learn something new about themselves and the planet we call our home. Doha College is known for consistently providing an excellent experience to the students who attend their conferences. Students at Doha College are trained by more experience members of DCMUN every week, giving them a chance to improve their skills and knowledge. DCMUN is a seed bed for growing leaders, allowing them to learn the skills they need to make changes and improve our world. Due to this, students should see the ECA of MUN as not only an incredible opportunity, but also an exceptional experience that cannot be missed.