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Gain international research experience

Led and sponsored by the University of Warwick and Monash University, the 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. Since its establishment in 2013, more than a thousand students from eleven institutions have presented at ICUR.

Study collaborative and co-taught modules

Students have the opportunity to study modules which are co-taught by leading academics from both Monash and Warwick universities as well as to participate in Alliance debates and research projects as part of their undergraduate studies.

Forming a mixed cohort, Warwick and Monash students will learn from one another’s cultural perspectives and broaden their intercultural communication skills, one of the key graduate attributes sought by employers operating in our global economy.

Co-taught UG interdisciplinary modules offered by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL):

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Local and Global Shakespeares

Understanding Cultural Literacy

UG Research Project

Choose your study abroad option

The Alliance offers students the opportunity to experience studying at an overseas institution with strong links to their existing university.

Warwick undergraduate students can travel to Monash Australia or Monash Malaysia as an intercalated year whilst Monash students travelling to Warwick will usually spend one semester in the UK.

Since 2014/15 more than 200 Warwick students have spent time studying at Monash. Meanwhile the numbers of Monash students spending a semester at Warwick has also grown year on year with more than 50 Monash undergraduates arriving on campus during the second half of 2016.

Read our student testimonials to find out what our students thought of their time abroad.

For students choosing the option to study abroad, specific courses of study include the option to take part in shorter periods of international mobility. Details can be found on departmental webpages with some examples at Warwick outlined below;

GSD Chemistry Engineering
Global Sustainable Development Chemistry Engineering

Students have the option of spending two terms at Monash during their second year

MChem students can opt for a 3-6 month research placement at Monash in their third year

MEng students can choose to spend their third year studying at Monash

Publish your undergraduate research

Reinvention (founded in 2007) is an online, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate student research. The journal welcomes academic articles from all disciplinary areas and all universities. All articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by two or three anonymous referees.

Reinvention is published bi-annually and only houses papers written by undergraduate students or papers written collaboratively by undergraduate students and academics.

Click here to read past editions of the journal, look at our submission guidelines and access extensive advice and resources on writing research paper.