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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will the joint WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 conferences take place?

    The University of Warwick is hosting both WorldCUR 2023 & BCUR 2023 in a joint conference. The University of Warwick is located close to the city of Coventry, UK, and is easily accessible from across the UK, and the world. Further details can be found on our location page

    Will attendance at WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 be in person?

    We are proud to announce that WorldCUR-BCUR will be held in person at the University of Warwick campus to provide all the multisensory and social benefits of an in-person conference. We will be utilising a range of resources to enhance accessibility and inclusivity, and we have the infrastructure to upscale these should unexpected events supersede planning.

    How will the distinct conferences be brought together and distinguished at the joint event? 

    The individual conferences will be held in separate on-campus venues in close proximity to each other. The conferences will be brought together for Keynote speakers and ceremonies, in additional to social events. However, each conference will maintain its individual qualities and this diversity will be celebrated. 

    The joining of WorldCUR & BCUR allows us to bring together this ground-breaking global undergraduate research event with the UK’s largest undergraduate conference. Attendees are given the opportunity to interact across the event and to celebrate undergraduate research in all its strength and diversity.  

    I am not an undergraduate student. Can I attend WorldCUR-BCUR 2023?

    We welcome everyone who is interested in undergraduate research to attend WorldCUR-BCUR 2023. Only undergraduate students and Faculty & Administrators supporting undergraduate research can present during the conference, but attendance is open to all.

    How do I register to attend WorldCUR-BCUR 2023?

    The conference registration process will be opened after the Abstract Review Process has concluded.

    To be notified when the registration process opens and to keep updated of other developments, please register your expression of interest.

    What is the delegate fee to attend WorldCUR-BCUR 2023?

    Delegate fees for WorldCUR & BCUR can be found here.

    Does the delegate fee include catering?

    Yes, the delegate fee will include morning & afternoon snack (tea/coffee & biscuit/cakes) and lunch (cold buffet).

    Does the delegate fee include the conference gala diner?

    No, the delegate fee does not cover the WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 gala dinner. The Gala diner will be paid for separately at £42.50 (Student rate) & £60 (Staff/Faculty rate).

    I require reasonable adjustments on disability or other grounds to enable my access to WorldCUR-BCUR, how can I request these? 

    The University of Warwick is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity. We will be able to provide personalised reasonable adjustments to meet individual needs to enable and facilitate access to WorldCUR-BCUR. Please contact us directly to discuss your individual needs via email at WorldCUR@warwick.ac.uk or bcur@warwick.ac.uk  

    Will I need a UK Visa to attend WorldCUR-BCUR? 

    Your individual circumstances will determine if you are required to apply for a visa to attend WorldCUR-BCUR. You can determine your immigration criteria hereLink opens in a new window.

    Standard Visitor Visas cost £100 (approx. $123) (subject to change and exchange rates), applications can be made online here.Link opens in a new window  

    Official invitation letters to WorldCUR-BCUR will be issued upon request to support visa applications.

    Where can attendees stay during WorldCUR-BCUR? 

    Accommodation is available on the University of Warwick’s self-contained campus. University accommodations are a short walk from the conference venues and other campus amenities. Bed & Breakfast, ensuite accommodation are available from Warwick Conferences.

    Alternatively, attendees can seek independent accommodations in the local area. Useful information can be found here: CoventryLink opens in a new window, Leamington SpaLink opens in a new window, WarwickLink opens in a new window

    What payment options are available to pay for on-campus accommodation with Warwick Conferences?

    You can only make payment for on-campus accommodation with a credit/debit card.

    Warwick Conferences is not able to accept Purchase Orders, cash, or alternative online payment methods such as PayPal.

    Please contact Warwick ConferencesLink opens in a new window directly regarding payment method questions.

    What facilitates are available on campus? 

    There are a range of retail facilities on-campus including grocery store & pharmacy, further details can be found here.  

    There are a range of hospitality venues and delivery services available on-campus, further details can be found here.

    There is a Sport and Wellness Hub on-campus with extensive facilities including gym, swimming pool and climbing centre, further details can be found here.  

    There is the Warwick aArt Centre including theatre, art gallery and cinema, further details can be found here.  

    The University of Warwick campus as extensive grounds including lakes and bluebell woodland, in addition of sculptures situated across the campus, there are a range of different trails to explore the grounds, artwork and history, further details can be found here.  

    How can I travel to the University of Warwick? 

    The University of Warwick has easily accessible links for both national and international travel. Details regarding international airports, in addition to national rail and coach services can be found here.   

    How can I travel to the University of Warwick campus using local public transport? 

    There are a range of local bus services which travel directly to the University of Warwick, including from Coventry Railway Station (a hub for national and international travel), further information can be found here.

    Are parking facilities available for the WorldCUR-BCUR? 

    Yes, car parking is available on central campus close to the conference venues and is free for conference delegates. If you require car parking you will be issued with a WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 conference promo code to use on the online payment system to register your car. Further details be found here.

    Are visitors able to pre-book parking? 

    Yes, you can pre-book parking here.

    Parking can be registered on the day of attendance, however we advise delegates to pre-book their parking in advance.

    I drive an electric car. Are there charging points? 

    Yes, there are electrical charging points across campus. Further details can be found here.

    I am staying in on-campus accommodation during WorldCUR-BCUR. Do have to pay additionally for parking? 

    No, if you are staying in on-campus accommodation during the conference then your parking is included. Further details can be found here.

    What are the UK COVID-19 rules and guidelines?

    There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions, including for international travel to enter the UK. UK government COVID-19 rules and guidelines can be found hereLink opens in a new window.

  • How do I apply to present my research at WorldCUR-BCUR 2023?

    The application process to present research at WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 is through an Abstract Review.

    WordCUR-BCUR 2023 are using the Oxford Abstracts platform to manage our Abstract Application Process, guidance can be found hereLink opens in a new window. Full details of both the Abstract Submission process & Abstract Review process can be found on our webpages.

    The call for Abstracts opened in late July 2022.

    Is there a separate process for abstract submission to WorldCUR and BCUR? 

    No, the submission process for WorldCUR 2023 and BCUR 2023 is the same. We are using a single WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 application form. 

    Applicants are asked, as the initial question on the submission form, to identify which individual conference it is their intention to apply to, or if they wish to be considered for both.  

    WorldCUR 2023 & BCUR 2023 submissions will be reviewed separately. The WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 Abstract Review Panel will review and determine which conference the research is most appropriate for, for applicants who wish to be considered for both conferences. 

    Further details of the WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 Abstract Submission process can be found here.

    I graduate before WorldCUR-BCUR 2023. Am I able to submit an Abstract?

    Student researchers are eligible to submit an Abstract to WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 if their date of graduation (official course end date) is within 6 months of the date they submit their Abstract.

    Who is eligible to submit abstracts to WorldCUR 2023? 

    WorldCUR accepts submissions from research-active undergraduate students from anywhere in the world, up to six months after graduation.  

    Who is eligible to submit abstracts to BCUR 2023?  

    BCUR is open to research-active undergraduate students based in the UK & internationally, up to six months after graduation. 

    Can I apply to both WorldCUR 2023 & BCUR 2023? 

    We advised students to think carefully which platform their specific research is best suited to and the audience they wish to connect with academically and socially, and to make their application accordingly.

    All applicants can apply to both WorldCUR 2023 & BCUR 2023. Applicants are asked, as the initial question on the submission form, to identify which individual conference it is their intention to apply to, or if they wish to be considered for either WorldCUR or BCUR. 

    Accepted abstracts will only be able to be presented once at a discrete event, if you apply to both WorldCUR 2023 & BCUR 2023 your research will be allocated to a particular conference by the WorldCUR-BCUR Abstract Review Panel. 

    When will the call for Abstracts close?

    The call for Abstracts will close at 12 noon UTC on Wednesday 16th November 2022.

    To be notified when the Abstract submission process closes and to be updated with other developments, please register your expression of interest.

    Will there be an opportunity to resubmit my abstract after receiving review feedback? 

    Yes, after your abstract has been reviewed, your constructive feedback will be available through Oxford Abstracts and you will have the opportunity to make amendments to improve the quality of your abstract and/or to reframe your work. 

    What presentation formats are available/possible at WorldCUR-BCUR? 

    We welcome research that is presented as both traditional Spoken and Poster presentations, as well as other innovative and creative formats, including the use of multisensory formats to enhance inclusivity. We encourage researchers to find the form which best conveys their message. 

    In order to facilitate conference logistics, we needto understand how you seek to present your research. There are two broad classes of presentations: Spoken/Performance and Poster/Exhibition. Spoken/Performance will include traditional presentations, but could also be in the format of short films, dance, audience participation etc. Poster/Exhibition includes a traditional poster display, but could also encompass sculpture, storyboard, game etc. 

    Why are themesLink opens in a new window being used to categorise research for WorldCUR-BCUR 2023? 

    WorldCUR is an immersive experience and presenting research in thematic sessions help to create this atmosphere, in addition to engaging interdisciplinary debates and facilitating professional networking and project development. 

    BCUR is a flexible experience and as such we are providing students the opportunity for this joint conference crossover experience, or to present their research independent of these themes. We encourage BCUR applicants to choose the option which best communicates their research. 

  • Will there be opportunity for Faculty and Administrators to present?

    Yes, we welcome contributions from Faculty & Administrators to share their experiences of supporting and promoting undergraduate research.

    To be notified when further details are available and to be updated with other developments, please register your expression of interest .

    How can Faculty and Administrators apply to present?

    There will be a formal submission process on the conference platform, this is a separate stream from both the WorldCUR & BCUR UG abstract applications.

    To be notified when further details are available and to be updated with other developments, please register your expression of interest.

    Can Faculty and Administrators submit abstracts on behalf of their students?

    Yes, Faculty and Administrators are able submit abstracts on behalf of their students for both WorldCUR & BCUR.

    It is expected that students will submit their own abstracts in the first instance, however if there are challenges which cause barriers to student application then Faculty and Administrators can submit on behalf of their students. Please email worldcur at warwick dot ac dot uk or BCUR@warwick.ac.uk and the WorldCUR-BCUR 2023 Team will send you instructions.