Abstracts for The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) 2016 are now being accepted for consideration. The deadline for submitting is Friday December 11th, 2015. This year’s conference will be held at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School on Tuesday March 22nd and Wednesday March 23rd 2016. For more information on the event please visit the BCUR website. Instructions for submitting an abstract can be found in the Call for Papers and the abstract submission page is here.
All abstracts which meet the conference criteria will be accepted, numbers permitting. Abstracts will be assessed against the following criteria:
1. A clear statement of your research question or field of investigation
2. A clear statement of the methodology used in your research
3. The background to your research project
4. A summary of your conclusions (or preliminary conclusions)
You will be informed by BCUR if your abstract has been accepted within 2-4 weeks after the abstract submission date of December 11th 2015.
If you need any help or support in putting together abstracts for submitting to BCUR – please see our Support and Guidance pages.
Posters in Parliament
If your abstract has been accepted to BCUR, the best abstract submitted from Warwick will then be offered the opportunity to first present their research poster at the third annual Posters in Parliament event in February 2016 (date still to be confirmed). While you may present a spoken presentation at BCUR, the winning student will create a poster about their work and then travel to London to exhibit them to Members of Parliament and the public in the Houses of Parliament. To be considered for this event, students should send the successful abstract they submitted to BCUR to e dot barker at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Publishing your Work
It is also worth mentioning that you still have time to write up your research as a peer reviewed journal article for Volume 9 Issue 1 of Reinvention which will be published in April 2016. The deadline for consideration for that issue is January 1, 2016 and there is also a great deal of guidance on writing and submitting a research article to be found on our website.
Alternatively, you can submit an extended article which is less academically rigorous written in 800-1500 words in a style suitable for publication on our ICUR website about your research and findings to accompany your abstract. Please email icur at warwick dot ac dot uk