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What can IATL offer you?

What can The Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) offer you?

In this section we'll tell you about all of the projects, activities and teaching that IATL offers to you as a student. Our role within The University of Warwick is to enhance your experience of teaching and learning, and you can get involved with what we do in many ways. All of our activities, apart from our interdisciplinary modules, are extra-curricular, which means they are in addition to your assessed work and do not contribute towards your degree. Our modules, on the other hand, can be taken as part of your degree programme from year 2 of your undergraduate degree onwards.

For Example:

    -You can join students from across the University to study an interdisciplinary module, exploring transformative ways of thinking about the connections in the world;

    Jump to more about IATL Undergraduate modules

    Jump to more about Postgraduate Modules

    -You can apply to undertake a project with IATL to develop the ideas that are important to you;

    Jump to more about Projects

    -You can submit your research to Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research or our International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) so that you can share what you've learnt with the Warwick community and beyond;

    Jump to more about Reinvention

    Jump to more about Undergraduate Research Conferences

    But first...

    Let's hear from one of our recent Student Co-Creation Officers Lily Rose Fitzmaurice:

    Undergraduate Modules

    All students are invited to take IATL modules from year 2 onwards of their undergraduate studies. Studying on an IATL module gives you the opportunity to work with students and lecturers from across the University, developing connections between ideas, experiences and practice. These skills, of working with people from different backgrounds and developing complex understandings of concepts, are increasingly valued by both students and employers alike and offer you ways of engaging with some of the big questions facing us today. In an IATL module you are not merely learning about the world, you are working with others to develop new ways of understanding it.

    Two of our previous Co-Creation Officers, Lanaire and Pula speak here about the modules we offer and why you might want to think about opting to take them with us.

    Follow these links to find out more about the modules we offer and to hear from some of our students.

    Postgraduate Modules

    IATL's postgraduate modules enable you to explore complex ideas from a range of disciplinary perspectives and give you the opportunity to work not only with students within your own subject area, but with students drawn from across all of the faculties at Warwick, supplemented by a variety of visiting speakers and experts from different disciplines.

    We offer postgraduate modules in areas such as planetary habitability, humanitarian law and public engagement. These are programmes that are informed by collaborative research across the university and could prepare you well for a future in interdisciplinary studies or working in a multi professional team.

    Find out more about the modules we offer here.

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    Undergraduate Research Conferences

    If you would prefer to disseminate your research at an academic conference IATL can support you to present at the World Congress of Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR), British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), or International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR).

    These interdisciplinary conferences provide occasions for you to communication and share your research with new audiences and offer global networking opportunities.


    Our International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day event that showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world. Students from Warwick have the opportunity to present their work in a spoken or poster presentation to a live audience, whilst being simultaneously connected to other undergraduates located in different universities around the globe.

    Training on how to present your work to a live audience and via video conference is available. We also offer the opportunity to undergraduate students to apply to become ICUR Student Directors or to volunteer to help run the event every June. For an overview of ICUR, visit the ICUR Portal and we also have further information specifically on ICUR at Warwick.

    WorldCUR-BCUR 2023

    In April 2023 we jointly hosted WorldCUR & BCUR on campus at Warwick as a full in-person conference experience. It was the first occasion when a national conference of undergraduate research had been brought together with the World Congress in a joint event. You can read about the event on our website.

    BCUR 2024

    BCUR is the largest annual conference in the UK dedicated exclusively to undergraduate research. In April 2024 it will be held at The London School Of Economics And Political Science (LSE). For further information about the conference and how to take part in 2024, visit our BCUR page.

    WorldCUR 2026

    The next WorldCUR event will be held in 2026.The host institution for WorldCUR 2026 is yet to be confirmed by the AGUR Steering Committee. Further information will be posted on our WorldCUR page when available.

    Reinvention - An International Journal of Undergraduate Research

    Throughout your time at Warwick you will have the opportunity to undertake research, whether that is through your degree, through an IATL project or by undertaking a URSS project. We strongly believe that all students should have a voice within our academic community and should be given the opportunity to share their ideas and around 15 years ago we created Reinvention, our academic research journal for undergraduates, for just that purpose.

    Through the journal, we provide training, support and guidance to any undergraduate who wishes to submit a research paper. You will gain invaluable insights into the world of academic writing and publishing and will receive feedback on your work from the journal's editorial team or from peer reviewers selected specifically to look at your ideas. Published work is disseminated through our online, open access journal - a fantastic opportunity to have your undergraduate research showcased and to get your academic voice heard.

    Opportunities arise regularly to become part of the journal's editorial team.

    For more information, visit

    IATL Projects

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    IATL offers support for student projects which embrace innovation and imagination in teaching and learning. Whether you would like to undertake research within or outside your own discipline or to communicate and connect with students and staff through performance we can support you to undertake an IATL project.

    We provide information, support, funding and can connect you with others to ensure that your project is a success. We value the knowledge produced by staff and students at Warwick through both co-created and student-led applications. We particularly welcome applications that emphasise the sharing of learning and practice developed during the project with the wider Warwick community. We love receiving applications which introduce us to new ideas, practices and perspectives and we aim to create an inclusive, diverse community of practice where we value applications from all members of our Warwick community.

    You can explore our previous projects and find out more at Project Support