Being a delegate

Are you curious what a delegate does and how MUN works? Starting off as a delegate gives you a great insight on how a conference works, what the best way to prepare is and how to hold speeches in front of your committee (trust us, it’s not as bad as it sounds; we’ve all been there). Not only does it improve your English skills, but you get to know people from other schools and make new friends.

Position: Delegate

As a delegate, you will debate, discuss and work together with other delegates to create a resolution that fits all your delegation’s interest and will solve the issue at hand.

Don’t worry about having no previous experience as a delegate! We will prepare you beforehand and on the day of the conference the chairs (the 2-3 people who sit in front of a committee and coordinate the debate) will be giving a crash course for beginner delegates before the actual debate starts.

Very nervous or very excited about the conference? Feel free to join the MUN AG for our weekly MUN session every Wednesday at 17:15 in the computer room for some extra preparation and some first insights in the MUN world.

There will also be extra delegate preparation during the next days at school.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our delegate affairs manager Nikita Rath (11b) or write an email at disdhmun.delegateaffairs@disdh.nl.

Admin

Admins are the helpers and managers at a MUN conference. 

Without the Administrative Staff, there would be no conference. The Admin Staff makes sure that the conference runs smoothly, for example by:

  • Welcoming all participating delegates 
  • Setting up the various committees
  • Passing notes between delegates in the different committees 
  • Counting votes during the voting procedure
  • Taking care of the general security
  • Ensuring that the committee stays clean

The admins will need to be present at 7:45 before the delegates arrive at 8:00 on the day of the conference. On Thursday afternoon, the day before the conference, all admins are expected to set up the committees and the registration tables.

For any questions, feel free to contact our heads of admins Paula Von Stockhausen (11a) and Lena Boye (9a) or write an email at disdhmun.headadmins@disdh.nl.

Press Team

There are different positions in the press team:

  • journalists

Journalists are asked to research and write articles independently, as well as abide by deadlines. Journalists will also be called upon to write an article for the pre-conference issue so they must be able to make time beforehand. Articles cover issues such as the different resolutions and other happenings at DISDHMUN.

  • newspaper editors

Editors will help to decide upon article topics, edit work and support the journalists. This is a position of responsibility, whereby knowledge and understanding of both MUN and the UN is strongly recommended. Must also be able to make time beforehand, for the pre-conference issue.

  • photographers

Photographers will need to work side by side with the journalists. They must be able to spot – and take – the picture that sums up an article in an artistic manner. They will be expected to work independently and to meet deadlines. Ability to work with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom would be a critical advantage. Also, it is a requirement for each photographer to HAVE a quality camera that is able to transfer its files digitally.

  • artist

Artists will be asked to create newspaper-style artwork based on an article, preferably in a cartoon style. In doing so, they might not get much time, so the ability to work quickly, accurately and under pressure will be crucial. Ability to use necessary Adobe programs or drawing programs is required.

  • layout artist

The role of digitally setting up and laying out the paper throughout the day. They must be flexible, adaptable and ultimately good under pressure. For this position, you will need to be familiar with Adobe InDesign or any similar designing programs.

  • filmmaker

Filmmakers will be focusing on filming the conference and creating videos that highlight the prominent parts of each day as well as introducing and finalizing DISDHMUN during the opening and closing ceremonies. As this role is important and demanding (in terms of quality and time), filmmakers must have a satisfactory command of editing software. iMovie is not recommended but, if the sample of work proves to be promising, an exception may be made. Help can be provided by editors.

  • film editor

Editors must have a good command of editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro. iMovie is not recommended but, if the sample of work proves to be promising, an exception may be made. Their task is to work together with filmmakers to produce quality videos.

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The press team has to publish one newspapers and one video that can be presented at the end of the conference. Small posts for our Instagram account are always welcome.

For any questions, feel free to contact our heads of press Kim Pirc and Rina Heirbaut (11a) or write an email at disdhmun.press@disdh.nl.

Student Officer

As a student officer, you are expected to know the rules of procedure in order to be able to lead the debate. 

Are you a student officer, but don’t have any chairing experience yet? No worries! Our academic advisors can help you prepare for the job.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our academic advisors Artemi Andreadi (10), Maximilian Burger (11a) and Martin Tejera Vicente (11b) or write an email at disdhmun.academicadvisor@disdh.nl.