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Student attends Change the World Model United Nations Conference in New York

Current student Toyosi Clement recently joined thousands of university and college students from around the world in New York City for the Change the World Model United Nations Conference.

Photo of Toyosi at Conference with peers

The theme for this year was ‘Connecting’ and Toyosi – who is a first-year student studying Politics and International Relations at Loughborough– attended as part of the World Food Programme and was the assigned delegate for Brazil. He was able to attend the event after being awarded a scholarship to participate following an interview with Associazione Diplomatici as part of the application process.

At the conference, Toyosi discussed potential solutions to tackling food insecurity in conflicting countries with fellow peers. In addition, he was able to hear from speakers such as former US President Bill Clinton and 2004 Ballon d’Or winner Andrij Ševčenko.

The Change the World Model United Nations is an educational event in which students from across the globe represent a country and aim to solve issues with other delegates at the Conference.

Speaking about the opportunity, Toyosi said: “I met so many like-minded and inspiring individuals which I’m grateful to now call friends. I’ve developed many skills including public speaking, networking and negotiating. It was a great experience that brought me closer to the political world which is a part of my future career aspirations.”