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School for Cross-faculty Studies students present at BCUR 2021

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    Current and former students from the School for Cross-faculty Studies presented their research on 12-13 April at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) 2021.

    Established in 2011, BCUR is the largest conference in the UK dedicated exclusively to undergraduate research, promoting and sharing research in all disciplines. The conference usually takes place each year at a different University. This year, the University of Leeds delivered the conference virtually.

    The following students from the School for Cross-faculty studies presented their research:


    Ceara Webster

    • Liberal Arts alumna
    • Research project title: Mni Wiconi: obstacles and opportunities for joint indigenous settler activism in and beyond Standing Rock
    Ceara presenting at BCUR 2021

    Onubha Hoque Syed

    "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to present my research paper exploring ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ medical knowledge on fever treatment in Yangon, Myanmar, at BCUR. Presenting to a multidisciplinary audience was a great learning experience!"

    • Final-year single honours GSD student
    • Research project title: Investigating the factors behind differences in ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ medical knowledge in the context of fever treatment in Yangon, Myanmar
    Onubha presenting at BCUR 2021

    Katharine McEnery

    • Life Sciences and GSD alumna
    • Research project title: The Impacts of Climate Change on Health Inequalities in Canada between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples: a Practitioner's Perspective.
    Katharine presenting at BCUR 2021

    Todd Olive

    • Economic Studies and GSD alumnus
    • Research project title: Can centrist politics beat the Climate Emergency: are the value systems of the Liberal Democrats compatible with the policies necessary to fulfil the UK’s responsibilities under the Paris Agreement?
    Todd presenting at BCUR 2021

    Akshaya Shekaran

    "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to present my research paper analysing the effectiveness of UK mental healthcare provision in supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities at BCUR. Analysed through the ‘sustainable livelihoods’ framework, this research utilised secondary qualitative interview data from the University of Oxford’s data platform Healthtalk.org to demonstrate how ethnic minorities’ vulnerability contexts and access to livelihood assets can impact their mental health outcomes, in addition to wider institutional processes."

    • Final-year single honours GSD student
    • Research project title: Is mental healthcare provision failing to address the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK?
    Akshaya presenting at BCUR 2021

    Many congratulations to Ceara, Onubha, Katharine, Todd, and Akshaya on their wonderful work!