British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2018 (BCUR)


Would you like the chance to:

  • Present your undergraduate research to an audience of fellow students at an academic conference?
  • Gain insight into the ways professional research communities work?
  • Become more confident in communicating your ideas?
  • Gain valuable experience for your CV and for postgraduate study?

The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) is an opportunity open to all undergraduates to present their research at an interdisciplinary academic conference. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit papers, posters, workshops and performances to the Conference, which will take place in 2018 at the University of Sheffied on 12th & 13th April 2018.

QMUL are funding 36 students (12 from each faculty) to take part in BCUR 2018. Learning Development will be organising the application process, accomodation, travel and food. 

Process to apply for BCUR 2018

⇒ Decide if you want to give a presentation, present a poster or do a performance piece.

⇒ Speak to your research supervisor or personal advisor (they will need to support your application).

⇒ Prepare a 250 word abstract which provides a statement of your research question or field of investigation; the background to your research project; the methodology used in your research; and a summary of your conclusions (or preliminary/anticipated findings).

⇒ Use this link to apply to us for funding and support to attend BCUR: CLOSED

⇒ If accepted by us, we then help you to apply directly to BCUR

Applications now closed 

You can read more about BCUR on their website.


Posters in Parliament 2018 (PiP)

Applications now closed 

Run as part of BCUR (but with a separate application process), Posters in Parliament gives students the chance to present their undergraduate research to other students, to politicians and to interested academics in the Houses of Parliament. Taking part in Posters in Parliament will:

  • Give you the chance to gain useful experience talking face-to-face with others about your research.
  • Look great on your CV and on postgraduate applications.
  • Help you refine your poster-making abilities.

Taking place on 20th February 2018, you'll spend the day at the Houses of Parliament, where you'll exhibit your poster in a conference-style setting, answering questions and discussing your topic with fellow students and interested parties. You'll also get the chance to see the work of other students, and maybe even hear a debate in the House of Commons.

To apply for Posters in Parliament 2018 you will need to:

  • Decide on your poster topic.
  • Write a short statement (no more than 200 words) about why your research is significant to the wider public.
  • Supply two or three images that represent your research.

Once you are ready to apply, follow this link: Closed

Applications now closed

You can read more about Posters in Parliament via the BCUR website. You can also read about how one of our candidates found it here: www.learningdevelopment.qmul.ac.uk/posters-parliament-2017