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International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)


ICUR 2019

The 7th annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research took place on 24-25 September 2019 in the Oculus. Please visit for more information. ICUR 2020 is planned to take place during Welcome Week in September 2020. The call for abstracts will open in the spring. More details will be posted soon.

About ICUR

Led and sponsored by the University of Warwick and Monash University, the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day academic conference. Using video-conferencing technology, ICUR provides undergraduate researchers with a unique opportunity to present and discuss their own research – in any discipline in real-time, without having to leave their home university.

ICUR challenges undergraduate students to rethink their work in an international context. As a forum, it requires presenters to consider the perspective of students from different backgrounds, and to anticipate what may be shared across cultures and local contexts. This challenge translates to research questions as well, encouraging students to examine global and regional trends in their research field, and how these might conflict with local concerns and specificities.

Since its establishment in 2013, more than a thousand students from eleven institutions have presented at ICUR.

Compass: Undergraduate Research Network and Mentorship Programme

Compass is an undergraduate research network program that brings students together to get feedback on their individual research or to develop individual research projects. Whether you are thinking about research for the first time or you've completed a project and want to work on a presentation or a poster for ICUR, or you want to turn your research into an article for a journal such as Reinvention, Compass offers a safe and supportive environment for you to workshop your research. Each group is made up of no more than five undergraduate students from a range of disciplines (the mentees), and is facilitated by a student who has previously been involved in research, URSS, ICUR or
Reinvention (the mentor). Groups meet regularly either in person or over Skype. If you are interested in joining a local Warwick-based Compass group, please read more about the programme and fill in our online form here.

If you are an experienced researcher and are interested in joining International Compass as a mentee or a mentor, please fill out and submit the form here at

The main ICUR website, for all participating institutions

Support and guidance

Including writing an abstract, presenting and networking

Videos and photos
British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)

Annual conference, at a different institution each year, showcasing the best British undergraduate research