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MUNHIGH2021 is going virtual!

We are using the platform Zoom to host the conference. Links for individual committee meetings can be accessed via a private Advisors-Only Page on the website.

Outline of the Day

Opening Ceremony

We will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremony as a premiere on YouTube at 10:00 am sharp on Saturday (6/03/2021). Your advisors will send you the link to the premiere ahead of the conference. Please make sure to join- we have special surprises in store and will be sharing some essential information about the debate format.

Debate 

Committee sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Delegates can either join using a link, or the Meeting I.D and password which will be sent to you by your advisors before Saturday. The links and ID will remain constant for the entire conference, so do not worry if you wish to leave the meeting and rejoin later. Note that delegates joining using the personal meeting I.D require a password. Delegate numbers are recorded so we kindly request that delegates do not join other committee meetings. 

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony will take place as a live Microsoft Teams Event. Again, the link will be shared by advisors/ head chairs when approaching the end of committees. We recommend joining the event via the web as opposed to the app to avoid issues with making a Teams account. Joining via the web means you can join anonymously and easily. In the closing ceremony, Head Chairs will announce awards, provide feedback on the debate, and give their closing remarks.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

HOW DOES ZOOM WORK?

Information on the format of the virtual conference will be found on the 'Delegates’ Page' on the MUNHIGH website. This will cover how the conference will run on Zoom and the basics of how to use Zoom. Click here to go to the Delegates’ Page. 

ARE DELEGATES REQUIRED TO HAVE VIDEO ON?  

Participation using cameras is encouraged! 
 

Delegates will not be forced to have cameras on, but it is strongly recommended. A cameras-on atmosphere makes for a more typical MUN experience. It also benefits delegates and chairs as it makes online debate more interactive and enjoyable. Plus, we are having a best background competition instead of our notepaper competition, so if your delegates want to stand a chance at winning, they should have their cameras on!  

SHOULD DELEGATES HAVE A ‘FAKE BACKGROUND’?

If delegates have their camera on, it is compulsory that they have a fake background and do not show their real room due to safeguarding issues. However, if they are unable to use one, they should sit in front of a plain, unidentifiable wall. Delegates can use the pre-set  Zoom backgrounds, or create their own background before the conference, within guidelines.   

 

How to use a pre-set background on zoom: 

  • Before you join a Zoom Call you can click on the icon in the top right and go into account settings

  • From there go to "Backgrounds and Filters"

  • Then you can choose one of the in-built backgrounds or add your own with the plus button

 

Or:

  • When you are in a Zoom call, click the upwards arrow next to the "Switch on Camera" button 

  • Select "Background Effects" 

  • Choose a background from the list or add your own similarly to as before.

HOW CAN I CREATE A CUSTOM BACKGROUND?

You could create your own custom background using an editing app and saving the image to your photos or files; ensure the dimensions of the photo are correct 

Follow the steps above to get onto the background effects settings:

  • Click the plus button 

  • Add your own virtual background

WHAT IS THE REGULATION ON BACKGROUNDS OF DELEGATES?  

Rules on backgrounds are the same as the typical rules on notepaper. There is a zero-tolerance policy for insensitive, rude, and intolerant backgrounds. Delegates who breach regulation will be removed from the debate at the chairs' discretion in addition to their advisor being informed.    

  

We recommend for backgrounds:  

  • Famous monuments of your member state   

  • Country flag   

  • The actual UN building or committee rooms 

WILL THE CONFERENCE BE RECORDED? 

No, the conference and debate will not be recorded. However, we will still be having some photographs taken during debate. Photographic permissions have been requested via delegation forms  .

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

The typical dress code at MUNHIGH is formal. However, this year we are allowing casualwear due to the virtual nature of the conference. Appropriate items include jeans and t-shirts. Delegates can wear formal clothing if they are so inclined.

Attire not considered appropriate include: 

  • National/Traditional Dress   

  • Military Uniform. 

  • Pyjamas

  • Articles of clothing with contentious slogans

WILL THERE BE BREAKS?  

Yes. We have scheduled regular breaks during the day. The exact timetable can be found on 

the schedule page. Chairs may also allow for additional breaks during debate at their own discretion.  Please be prompt in returning from breaks to allow debate to proceed. 

WILL THERE BE PRIZE-GIVING? 

Yes.  Chairs will award 'Best Young Delegate' and 'Outstanding Delegate' per committee. These  delegates will be congratulated during the closing ceremony.  Prize winners will receive an online certificate as we are unable to present trophies.   

HOW DO I SUBMIT RESOLUTIONS? 

Please ensure all resolutions are emailed to the following email address by the 5th March 11.59pm: munhigh@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk 

Resolutions emailed after this deadline may not be considered.
In the email subject line, please include your Committee, your Country and the Issue  it addresses. 

HOW DO I SUBMIT AMMENDMENTS? 

Amendments can be submitted during debate via email to munhigh@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk Alternatively, the head chair of your committee may provide you their school email address to submit amendments to.
Again, in the email subject line, please include your Committee, your Country  , and the Issue  your amendment addresses. 

MUST ADVISORS WATCH DEBATE?  

Advisors will be provided with links to all committees and are encouraged to watch debates. There will also be a designated advisors channel. Advisors  must be contactable by email/phone for the entire duration of the conference should any issues arise.

 MHSG's MUN Advisor, Lucy Lomas will be dropping into committees throughout the day and can be contacted by email at  llomas@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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