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Richard Huish College student, Julia Jeziorny, recently participated in Model United Nations, an International competition set up to give young people the chance to participate in simulations of United Nations conferences. By role-playing meetings like the Security Council and General Assembly, participants get a unique insight into how the United Nations works. They research, debate and try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems just like the real thing, with more than 400,000 students taking part every year.

Julia studies A Levels in English Literature, History and Law at Huish and is an active member of the Politics and Debating Enrichment group, which led her to this opportunity. After passing the interview process Julia was selected to participate in this year’s simulation. In light of the recent situation, the event took place from home for those who were involved to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Julia represented the United States of America in the WHO and after many speeches, and many late nights researching and writing papers with the other delegates, Julia won the Best Delegate Award. On winning Julia said “I’m just so glad that all the hard work payed off, at first I told myself that I will just see how it goes and not put myself under pressure to do the most I can, but I ended up finding it hard not to do the most! I enjoyed it thoroughly and made lots of friends. It has actually made me re-think my degree choice to perhaps doing law combined with international relations”.

If you would be interested in studying Law and Politics there is still time to apply for a place at Huish this September. Apply now at www.huish.ac.uk/apply-here.