British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2019 (BCUR)

Applications now open!

15th and 16 April 2019 at the University of South Wales in Cardiff

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 2019 at the University of South Wales in Cardiff on 15th & 16th April 2019.

QMUL are funding a number of students from each faculty to take part in BCUR 2019. Learning Development will be organising the application process, accomodation, travel and food. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 11th November.

Process for applying to BCUR 2019

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

⇒ Approach your research supervisor, a personal advisor or a module convenor who can act as a point of contact for 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).

⇒ Fill in the application form on this page, once applications open.

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


Before you apply...

Read the most Frequently Asked Questions about participating in BCUR.
⇒ Take a look at this advice about how to put together an abstract for your application.
Read the attached information sheet.
Find out more about BCUR on their website.


Posters in Parliament 2019 ("PiP")

Applications opening in December 2018! 

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 in February 2019 (the exact date is TBC), 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 2019 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, visit this page after applications have opened in December and complete a short application form.

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: http://www.learningdevelopment.qmul.ac.uk/posters-parliament-2018-0