United Nations Association York is a student-runf society which seeks to raise awareness on a variety of issues in international relations on a university-wide level as well as participate in Model United Nations conferences around the world (England, France, Germany, Poland and Ireland as our most exciting destinations so far). We hold weekly meetings to prepare all members for these conferences as well as improve public speaking, debating and many other skills. The society also organizes talks and public debates with experts in their fields. UNA York also hold regular socials so that all members can socialize and get to know each other better. For a comprehensive list of events scheduled, please see our 'Events' section. We are looking forward to your contributions and seeing you soon!
This year UNA York is proud to be sponsored by Teach First. Teach First is a charity working to end educational inequality. If you grow up in a low-income community, your chances of future life success are limited. Teach First want to change that. Teach First is an education charity that works towards a day where every child has the education they are entitled to. They find and develop great people to become inspirational leaders in the classroom, in schools and across all sectors of the economy. Their trainees join our Leadership Development Programme. Through the programme, we support them to become qualified teachers, to gain a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership and go on, if desired, to gain a Master’s. They also introduce them to some of the most influential organisations and experts in the professional world – a diverse range of connections who share our commitment to ending educational inequality and value the skills and experiences our participants gain. After the two years, more than half continue to teach within schools in low-income communities, with many moving into middle and senior leadership positions. Others continue to work towards our vision from positions within government, industry and their own social enterprises, demonstrating a life-long commitment to ending inequality in education from both inside and outside the classroom.