British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)
British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2023
5th & 6th of April 2023, in person conference, hosted by the University of Warwick.
The University of Warwick was honoured to be the first UK institution to host the annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research for a second occasion!
Moreover, we jointly hosted both the British Conference of Undergraduate Research with the World Congress on Undergraduate Research in April 2023. We were excited to provide this opportunity to share and network between communities, and that students from the UK and around the world were able to showcase their research at a single event.
Further details can be found here for WorldCUR-BCUR 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: The IATL Student Research Team assists with the organisation of University of Warwick students participation at BCUR across all departments. If you are interested in being part of BCUR 2024, or would like guidance to support your students to attend, please contact the team direct
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines. The Conference meets annually every spring in a different British university. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit papers, posters, workshops and performances to the conference. Abstracts are peer-reviewed and those accepted will be invited to attend the conference. Conference fees are usually paid by the student’s own university. BCUR also accepts submissions from students outside of the UK. The call for papers is usually published in the autumn.
BCUR was founded in 2010 and held its first conference in 2011 at the University of Central Lancashire. The event doubled in size for the second conference, held in 2012 here at Warwick. The 2013 Plymouth conference was bigger still, and the conference has continued to attract an increasing number of attendees and presenters year on year.
In 2023, the University of Warwick became the first institution to host BCUR for a second time! when we jointly hosted WorldCUR-BCUR 2023.
BCUR is the largest conference in the UK dedicated exclusively to undergraduate research. Previous conferences have seen over 500 delegates from 70 different institutions over the two days presenting their research work on a diverse range of topics.
Posters in ParliamentLink opens in a new window
Posters in Parliament is the annual sister event of BCUR and brings together a remarkable collection of the best undergraduate research from across the country. Attended by MP's, civil servants and policy makers, as well as academics and fellow BCUR students, the event is an amazing opportunity for our student researchers to discuss their work with such influential people.
Poster in Parliament provides an opportunity for over 50 selected undergraduate students, representing universities from across the UK, to exhibit their research posters in Westminster to those in power. This gives an opportunity for legislators and policymakers to see first-hand some of the innovative research taking place around the country, and how how the new generation of emerging researchers is tackling some of the important current challenges of the world.
The University of Warwick is the host institute of Posters in Parliament 2023.
Support and guidance
Including writing an abstract, presenting and networking
23 September 2014
University of Warwick
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BCUR dates and locations:
- WorldCUR-BCUR 2023Link opens in a new window 4th-6th April University of Warwick, Coventry
- BCUR 2022
postponed due to COVID
- BCUR 2021Link opens in a new window 12-13 April 2021 held virtually
University of Leeds
- BCUR 2020 postponed due to COVID
- BCUR 2019Link opens in a new window15-16 April 2019
University of South Wales, Cardiff
- BCUR 2018Link opens in a new window12-13 April 2018
University of Sheffield
- BCUR 2017Link opens in a new window
25-26 April 2017
- BCUR 2016Link opens in a new window
22-23 March 2016
Manchester Metropolitan University
- BCUR 2015Link opens in a new window
20-21 April 2015
University of Winchester
- BCUR 2014Link opens in a new window
14-15 April 2014
University of Nottingham
- BCUR 2013Link opens in a new window
15-16 April 2013
19-20 March 2012
University of Warwick
BCUR 2011Link opens in a new window
19th-20th April 2011
University of Central Lancashire