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How do I get involved?

How do I get involved?

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Take an interdisciplinary module

Our modules are available to all undergraduates in years 2, 3 or 4 and all postgraduate students.

All IATL modules are approved to ensure that students from different years and different departments can study together to provide a rich and exciting experience. To apply to study with us you need to be in your second year of study or above and you need to gain approval from your home department. You can then complete our

undergraduate application form

, which is usually open from March or our

postgraduate application form

, which is usually open from September until places are filled. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. However, in the event of a module being oversubscribed, priority will be given to students taking the module for credit over those auditing or 'overcatting', and to students in their final year of study.

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Be part of a conference of undergraduate research

IATL supports opportunities for you to present your research at national and international conferences.

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)is an annual international and interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Warwick and partner institutions.

ICUR connects hundreds of students from around the world to share their research every year. If you have a project or a piece of work that you'd like to present, you can submit an abstract through our ICUR Portal when submissions are open (generally between January and May each year). Within the portal, you will find a wealth of resources to help you to write your abstract, prepare your presentation or poster and tips by students, for students to help prepare for your first conference presentation.

To find out when we are recruiting students to work with us on ICUR, as Student Directors or as volunteers, don't forget to sign up to our Mailing list. We also advertise opportunities via ICUR and IATL social media, the IATL website and the Unitemps website.

In April 2023 IATL and Warwick hosted the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) and British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), welcoming undergraduate researchers and supporters from all over the world. WorldCUR is hosted every three years by different institutions internationally and BCUR is hosted annually at different UK institutions. IATL supports Warwick students attendance at both of these events. For opportunities and support relating to future WorldCUR and BCUR events, please see our Student Research support pages.

IATL also leads the national event Posters in Parliament– an opportunity for student researchers at UK institutions to present their research to MPs, and to inform ongoing debates and policies.

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Disseminate your research

When you are ready to disseminate your research, you can:

Submit a paper to Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research

Submissions to Reinvention are accepted at any time, with standard issues published twice a year at the end of April and the end of October. Comprehensive information and guidance, including top tips, a style guide and in-depth submission guidance can be found on the Reinvention website along with details of any vacancies in the student team should you want to work with the journal team.

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Propose your own IATL student project

Student projects are an extra-curricular opportunity to develop your own, student-led, original research or performance project, or to co-create a project with a member of staff. Support and funding are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. More information and guidance is available at

Project Support

and you can contact us directly at

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Additional learning

Studying and learning is not all about graded academic knowledge and the University experience aims to reflect this.

Therefore, in this area of our website you will find all those additional learning opportunities available at IATL – from ways in which you can get to know better the place where you live, to how you can support your and others’ wellbeing in this particular time of your life.

All these learning experiences are not for credit and co-created with students and staff to ensure they are tailored to your needs. For example, the Understanding WellbeingLink opens in a new window online module is also HEAR Accredited and it will further enhance your personal portfolio while the City of Culture module consists of a series of pages about Coventry and some approaches to understanding the city.

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Sign up to the IATL mailing list

You might have loved what you've seen during this welcome, but not feel ready to get involved just yet. If that's the case,

please sign up to our mailing list

to stay in touch and receive information on IATL’s activities. Your details will be used to send you IATL-related teaching and learning news and invite you to IATL events which we think might interest you.