United Nations Society
Political and Campaigning
About United Nations Society
Who we are
If you're interested in politics, global issues and debate, the United Nations Society is for you. We discuss the issues the UN deals with and which affect all our lives: such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, terrorism, education, humanitarianism and gender equality.
What we do
In our weekly sessions, we pick a big global topic and debate it, finding out what different opinions there are from around the world. It's a chance to learn more about these issues but also challenge your opinions and those of big international powers.
We also travel across the UK and abroad too in order to attend conferences hosted by other universities. These are great fun to meet new people, take part in debates and have a great time at their socials. We also host our own conference right here in Nottingham.
We also host speaker events from time to time. In the past we have had former cabinet ministers, ambassadors and those at the heart of global issues and UK politics.
Our national and global links
We are part of a wider network of different Model United Nations groups across the UK and across the world. We aim to promote the United Nations and the values it was established on. We also aim to provide our members with the opportunity to learn more about international events, policies and ideas at the forefront of global discussion. We want to bring people together so that they can work together to see if, on a theoretical level, they can find solutions to the major problems that we face in the world.
All of our clubs and societies are run by a committee.
A committee is a team of people that lead, organise and publicise a group within your Students’ Union.
It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.