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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. 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.


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.

Alongside course-specific Alliance collaborations there are three co-taught interdisciplinary modules offered by the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) which are open to all undergraduates;

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Local and Global Shakespeares

Global Connections:
Understanding Cultural Literacy

The IATL
Undergraduate 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, making this our most popular partner for international mobility experiences and making Australia the most popular destination country outside Europe, over this same period only France and Germany could boast greater numbers of Warwick students in their midst! 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.

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

Offered as part of a joint degree since 2016/17, students on this course 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 year 3

MEng students can choose
to spend their third year studying
at Monash as part of their degree



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.


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