Outreach workshops in Global Politics deepen critical thinking, research and communication skills.They offer students scenario-based activities to apply their skills and gain a wider knowledge of such global issues as people movement, human rights, climate change or democracies and dictatorships.
Available for VCE and year 10 students at the Melbourne (Bundoora) and Mildura campuses and on rotation at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo and Shepparton.
Model United Nations Conference
Curriculum: VCE Global Politics and Year 10 Humanities
Dates and Locations:
- Melbourne: TBC
- Mildura: TBC
- Albury-Wodonga: TBC
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $25 per student or free to schools with ICSEA <1000 + bus cost reimbursement
Capacity: 100 students per event
Hosted by the United Nations Association of Australia – Victoria Division, on behalf of La Trobe University.
This event simulates a session of the United Nations General Assembly through role-play and debate. Participating students become country ambassadors and use their negotiation and diplomacy skills to represent their country’s views. Students interact with other delegates during caucus, present their country’s position to the General Assembly and move amendments to a draft UN Resolution.
Participants receive detailed student and teacher information packs developed by the UNAA - Victoria Division.
- Melbourne: A Responsibility to Protect - Preventing Mass Atrocity Crimes
- Mildura: Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Global Humanitarian Crisis
- Albury-Wodonga: TBD
Global Actors. Global Challenges.
Curriculum: VCE Global Politics
Date and Location: February 26 at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Duration: 3 hours
Capacity: 100 students
Critically assess global politics. Apply theories to case studies. Learn how to determine what is real or fake in studying global politics. Participate in scenario-based activities with La Trobe’s International Relations experts and Alumni to discuss several issues throughout the day such as:
- People movement (Refugees)
- Climate change
- Human rights (Humanitarian intervention)