As in the last 2 years, the SheffMUN conference will once again be hosted by the Sheffield's Students' Union, courtesy of the University of Sheffield.
Famous for its commitment to offering the best student experience, Sheffield Students’ Union has been voted for eight years in a row as the best student union in the UK. For the duration of the conference, you will experience the buzzing atmosphere of our student union, the centre of many student activities, and the home of many student societies.
With a strong commitment to activism and contemporary issues, it is the perfect venue for this year’s Sheffield Model United Nations Conference.
Each committee will be assigned in a conference room, equipped with all Customised-Inox-Meetingfacilities required of a MUN conference. There will be a designated meeting place, where you can network with the other participants and relax.
The University of Sheffield is a world renowned institution noted for its high standard of research and teaching in many academic fields. The university has over 25,000 students and is the proud home to students from over 120 countries around the world. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, the university is currently ranked as 80th in the world by QS World University Rankings and 15th in the UK, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners over the years and many of its academic staff are world leaders in their field. Among its notable alumni are the authors Hilary Mantel and Lee Child, chemist and first Briton in space Helen Sharman, and the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, Amy Johnson.
The City of Sheffield is world renowned as the home of the steel industry (which is still very much active and the worlds independent steel works is based here), world class sporting facilities (including Olympic standard venues), one of the UK’s finest theatre complexes (second largest outside London) and the Peak District national park within the city limits.
It is home to some 550,000 people and a huge variety of cultures and religious groups. The city is often considered England’s ‘largest village’ on account of its compact size and relaxed atmosphere.
Sheffield is well served by a variety of transport links, with it being only one hour away from Manchester airport and two hours from Central London, it is an accessible city for both UK and international delegates. More information can be found on our travel page.