The ASSC outreach program aims to deliver a suite of activities that increase student capabilities, build self-confidence and raise awareness of career opportunities upon completion of a university degree.
For students in the middle years, activities aim to:
- Foster a sense of excitement and interest in ASSC-related disciplines
- Extend skills and knowledge
- Support and enrich school curriculum
- Highlight career opportunities post university study
- Utilise the University’s expertise and resources
Model United Nations Conference
Curriculum: VCE Global Politics
Duration: Full day
Location: Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo and Mildura
Audience: Melbourne metropolitan and regional secondary schools
Hosted by La Trobe University on behalf of The United Nations Association - Victoria.
Each full-day conference simulates a session of the United Nations General Assembly through role-play and debate. Participating VCE Global Politics students step into the shoes of country ambassadors and draw on negotiation and diplomacy skills to ensure their views are heard. Students interact with other delegates during the caucus sessions, present their country’s position to the General Assembly and move amendments to a draft UN Resolution and its specific recommendations.
Participants receive student and teacher information packs developed by UNAA Victoria.
Monday 23 April – Melbourne (Bundoora Campus)
Asylum Seekers and Refugees: a Global Humanitarian Crisis
Keynote speaker: Dr Bec Strating, Lecturer, Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University
Friday 27 April – Melbourne (Bundoora Campus)
Countering Global Terrorism: Addressing War, Conflict and International Security
Keynote speaker: Dr Daniel Bray, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, La Trobe University
June: Date to be announced – Bendigo
Zero Hunger: Addressing Global Poverty and Universal Food Security
Keynote speaker: Dr Benjamin Habib, Lecturer in International Relations, La Trobe University
June+: Date to be announced – Mildura
Combating Climate Change: Committing to Global Action
Keynote speaker: Dr Kumuda Simpson-Gray, Lecturer, Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University