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Dear Academics, Students and Friends
We’re excited to be holding our first Model UN Event on Climate Change on 7 July 2016 and you are invited to take part in this interactive learning experience.
Part of the Annual Staff Conference fringe series, the simulation event is a fun and engaging activity which is here being piloted.
The event, which will be attended by staff, students and members of the community, will create an opportunity to practice debating, negotiating, team work and leadership skills, and to learn more about one of the world’s most pressing challenges, climate change. The event will also explore the specific issues and agreements reached last December in Paris at the Climate Summit giving participants an excellent insight into the United Nations, international relations and diplomacy.
Taking place between 13.00-17.30 in the Harvard Lecture Theatre in Bedford -our fit-for-purpose debating facility - this event will recreate the buzz of a UN debate. A short film will be shown to provide background information. No prior knowledge of the issues or experience in debating is required, so just come and enjoy doing something different.
Afterwards, we’ll want to hear your views on the experience and its potential for teaching and learning on issues of global significance.
We are also excited that the Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum and the local UN Association will also be taking part in the event, meaning that we can learn from the expertise of its members.
Refreshments will be provided.
Numbers are limited so register to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Diana Pritchard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Principal Curriculum Developer
Centre for Learning Excellence (CLE) - Academic Service