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British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)

BCUR 2023

British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2023

5th & 6th of April 2023, in person conference, hosted by the University of Warwick.

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.

The University of Warwick is honoured to be the first UK institution to host the annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research for a second occasion!

Moreover, we will be jointly hosting both the British Conference of Undergraduate Research with the World Congress on Undergraduate Research in April 2023. We are excited to host this opportunity to bring together communities supporting undergraduate research from the UK and across the world in a joint celebration of undergraduate research.

Further details can be found here for WorldCUR-BCUR 2023.

Submit an Abstract to BCUR 2023

The call for BCUR abstract is OPEN until Wednesday 11th of January 2023 @ 12noon GMT.

Support and guidance on abstract submissions can be found on our abstract webpages, including abstract writing assistance

PLEASE NOTE: The BCUR Team in IATL will be organising BCUR 2023 at Warwick. If you are a Warwick student and interested in being part of BCUR 2023 through co-creation, please contact us direct bcur at warwick dot ac dot uk


About BCUR

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. BCUR22 will be hosted at by the University of Warwick!

Posters in Parliament

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.

In 2020 Warwick took two students to present their work in poster format, the students were selected from over 100 Warwick students who submitted abstracts to present at BCUR20. One of our students Adrian Racovita won the competition.

Adrian quoted. Undergraduate research is growing in popularity and the novel findings and ideas of young scientists driven by enthusiasm are worthy of praise at the highest level. I have always regarded knowledge communication highly, especially when it involves multidisciplinary cohorts. Nowadays, when the boundaries between study areas are progressively dimmer, opportunities to acquire new visions on how to integrate different approaches are essential to make the next remarkable discovery. To quote the great John Haldane, ‘if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.’ Posters in Parliament was a great opportunity to present the perspective of my research to a noteworthy audience and in an outstanding environment. What I enjoyed most however was its competitive aspect which added a unique charm to the whole event. I am equally grateful and proud of the hard work that ultimately resulted in me winning the first prize and I want to thank my supervisor, Prof. Alfonso Jaramillo as working under his mentorship has shown me how intriguing and exciting research actually is. 

In 2019, two Warwick students were selected to present their posters. The event, hosted by the University of Sussex, was held on Thursday 7 March 2019 in Portcullis House, London. The Warwick students spoke to fellow undergraduate researchers and academics, as well as Government officials and MP's, including MP's local to the University of Warwick. Read more here

In 2018 James Blake a former Warwick student won the event. Read more here about James's work 

Support and guidance

Including writing an abstract, presenting and networking

BCUR 2012

23 September 2014
University of Warwick

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