British Conference of Undergraduate Research

Aida Kafai Golahmadi presents her research poster in the Houses of Parliament.

The British Conference of Undergraduate Research is an opportunity open to all undergraduates to present their research at an academic conference. Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit papers, posters, workshops and performances to the Conference, which each year is held in a different university.

BCUR is runs just like any academic conference:

·         Abstracts are peer-reviewed and those accepted will be invited to attend the conference

·         Conference fees are usually paid by the student’s own university

·         BCUR also accepts submissions from students outside of the UK

The call for papers is usually published in the autumn. If you would like to:

·         present your research and gain insight into the ways professional research communities work

·         find out about research at other universities

·         become more confident in communicating your ideas 

Find about more and get an application form from - contact Julian Ingle (


Thank you for the valuable experience at the BCUR. It was great fun and I learnt a lot from the experience. It was great meeting people from different fields and universities and it gave me a much broader view of the world outside of chemistry.

Read more about BCUR on their website.

Posters in Parliament

All those accepted onto BCUR 2018 will also get the chance to apply to have their poster on display in the Houses of Parliament in a special event attended by academics, students and ministers. Further details about the application process will be posted when they are finalised. In the meantime, if you'd like to know more about the experience, you can read about how one of our candidates found it here: And if you have any questions, feel free to email Julian Ingle (