Date and timings:
- Preliminary Round One & Two – 11 March 2017
- Semi-finals & Finals – TBC
- All students in all year groups (LULS Membership is required)*
- A trophy for the Winning Team
- Opportunity to compete in UK National Student Mediation Competition
- The way this competition works is that there will be a team of two students, acting as mediators, who are working together to try and facilitate a settlement between the two clients. The clients will have been given a scenario to learn before the competition, and at the start of each round, the clients will each have a few minutes to explain their problem to the mediators. The mediators must then — within a 30 minute time limit — try to facilitate a settlement which both conflicting parties are happy with, of which they may not have reached without mediating.
- Similar to Negotiation, Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It involves placing the outcome entirely into the hands of the parties at dispute, while having third party mediators guide them to a mutual agreement.
- This form of ADR is used all the way from big business disputes down to tenant-landlord disagreements. It is therefore particularly useful to become accustomed with.
- UK National Student Mediation Competition
- Qualification for entry: Winning Team/Runners-up of the internal competition.
For more information, please contact our Competition Secretaries, Yukit Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lena Touchard (email@example.com).