Frequently asked questions
Who can register for PREPMUN?
PREPMUN's focus this year is on beginner delegates. If you have never gone for a MUN before nor had previous training, but you're keen to learn, PREPMUN was planned for you! All beginners will go through workshops that teach the basics of international relations and skills of diplomacy. Beginner delegates who have gone to less than 3 MUN conferences are welcome. We regret to inform that delegates with more than 2 conference experiences are not allowed to register for the beginner committees.
There is only one advanced council (~30 pax) that will function as a normal council and will be for delegates who have 3 or more prior MUN experience. Delegates wishing to apply for the advanced council have to register individually through the advanced council application form. PREPMUN will select the best 30 delegates for the advanced council.
Why is the advanced council so selective this year?
PREPMUN's strategic mission is to bring opportunites in model UN to schools and students that do not typically get to access it. As such, most of our resources have gone to developing a new curriculum and pedagogical methods optimised for beginners. Hence, PREPMUN will only be having one advanced council, which we hope to fill with the best delegates across the circuit, to give an unforgettable and fulfilling experience of fierce and competitive debating in council.
Are there still awards?
For beginner councils, PREPMUN is doing away with your usual awards such as BDs, ODs, and HMs. This year, PREPMUN will feature categorical commendations for good performance in areas such as lobbying, speaking and content!
For the advanced council, there will be most standard awards.
Can I choose my council?
As delegates signing up with a school can only register for the beginner councils, and all the beginner councils will be discussing the same topic, there is no choice of council. Delegates from the same school will be spread out across the different councils for fairness.
What does ‘dialogue-based facilitation’ really mean?
It means that our chairs would ensure that their facilitation and teaching of the modules contain interactive elements. Essentially, we aim for the modules to be a two-way exchange, where the delegates would also offer their opinions, points of view and ideas to complement the content we have to teach them. This can be done through the constant posing of questions to delegates to encourage them to keep thinking about the module's content in order for them to answer the questions if posed to them, or case studies which delegates work on and present to each other.
How will committee sessions be conducted?
Committee sessions will definitely be virtual, and we're looking at holding them over teleconferencing software (very likely to be Zoom).
Are there any double-delegate committees?
PREPMUN 2021 will not feature any double-delegate committees this year.
How can I prepare for the conference?
Please read the rules of procedure and study guides (to be released closer to the conference). Delegates can then use the bibliography and recommended readings to find further material on the topic to familiarise themselves with the issue.
All delegates also have to fill in a basic country infosheet (to be sent closer to the conference) before attending PREPMUN.
What are the payment methods accepted?
Bank transfer, PayNow.
What is the deadline for payment?
Please make payment within 2 weeks from the date we acknowledge your registration. We cannot guarantee you a slot in PREPMUN once the 2 weeks have elapsed.
We regret to inform that registrations can only be confirmed once payment is received.
Can I swap delegates if they cannot make it?
Yes you may! However, please be informed that should there be insufficient time to amend our collateral orders (e.g. conference t-shirts), we cannot guarantee that the replacement delegate would receive the correct sizes.
What do I do after submitting the form?
There is no immediate action required of delegates upon submitting the form. An email will be sent to the head delegate with payment instructions within 1 week of submitting the form.
Are there age restrictions for delegates?
Delegates should be in Secondary 2 (14 years of age as of 1 January 2022) at minimum, or should be 21 years old at maximum (as of 1 January 2022).
What does registering as a delegate entitle me to?
Your registration fee allows you to participate in the both the workshop and conference portions of the PREPMUN 2021, as well as receive the 2021 delegate package, which will be sent right to your door if you are registering as an individual delegate.
Are there socials this year?
Owing to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we cannot confirm at this time. PREPMUN is currently exploring options to hold an in-person socials depending on government restrictions in December.