We are responsible for students from the time students sign into the conference in the morning, until the conference is over in the evening. You can see our schedule on the event schedule page. During the daytime hours we have a full welfare team prepared for anything from emergency situations to students just needing a quiet sit down. This team will be lead by the experienced welfare officer Madison Hughes. The team consists of 7 conference assistants with a mix of genders. Each welfare officer holds a current first aid certificate or better and many of the welfare team have been trained in mental welfare as well as physical welfare.
We are dedicated to ensuring all of the students have a safe and enjoyable conference. Part of this is ensuring students get back to their accommodation safely at the end of each day. At the end of each day, conference assistants will lead walking buses back to accommodation within the centre city. This means that students staying the the centre city will never have to walk around the city on their own at night. Students don’t have to follow these walking buses, but they will not be allowed to leave unless they are in a group of three or more, or are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students who are not following a walking bus have to let one of the conference assistants know when they are leaving.
During the Night
We are not responsible for students outside of conference hours. However, the students will be given the phone numbers of one female and one male welfare officer at the start of the conference. If the students have any problems whatsoever they are welcome to call either of these numbers at anytime of the night and one of our trained welfare team will be able to help them with anything. In saying that, if it is a true emergency we recommend students ring the emergency services first, and then ring the welfare team.
Accommodation and Flights
Students are in charge of organising their own accommodation and flights. Students will have received/will receive an email shortly with recommendations for accommodation. These recommendations are for two places that students frequently stay during NZ Model UN 2017, and there will be other students staying at the accommodation. If you are having any difficulties booking accommodation, finding someone to stay with, or have any questions, please email our registrations officer Tim Paterson-Catto at [email protected].
In the aforementioned email you should also find information about our recommendation for booking flights. We recommend you book flights into Wellington the day before the conference starts as it is an early start on the 11th July. However, the conference finishes early enough on the 14th July that you should be able to fly back in the evening if you wish to. Please check the event schedule for a more detailed breakdown of the times.
If you have any further questions please contact either: