Ján Dixon, from the School of Medical Education was one of the 12 students who successfully applied for funding to attend the conference. Ján presented his research to fellow undergraduate students on the day. Read more from Jan below.
I applied for BCUR19 and was lucky enough to receive a scholarship from Newcastle University to attend. I submitted an abstract to BCUR because of the impact of presenting to such a large and diverse audience. The opportunity to present to an audience outside of the research field allows for an excellent shared learning experience; encouraging the presenter to distil the essence of their work and the audience to explore topics outside of their subject.
Applying for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research was on of the best things I have done in my university life. The process was surprisingly simple, despite what I first thought.
I heard of the scholarship from a lecture, I wrote my abstract and many members of staff were willing to help me edit it for the application. The abstract was accepted by the scholarship and they provided me with a lot of support to refine it before my BCUR application. All of the help of the Scholarship committee and my lectures set me up for the application well, and because of their support I was invited to the conference. Continue reading British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR): Student Blog Post→
If you are an undergraduate or a recent graduate with a piece of research that you’re proud of—or you’re a lecturer with students like that—please read on! Newcastle University is looking for people to represent us at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2019 or Posters in Parliament 2019
Practical, transferable skills! Taking your learning outside the University! CV points!
British Conference of Undergraduate Research
What: the UK’s premier conference for research done at undergraduate level.
Where: University of South Wales
When: 15-16 April 2019.
How: ten-minute talks or posters
Posters in Parliament
What: an opportunity to present your research in the prestigious surroundings of Westminster Palace.
Successful students will represent Newcastle University with a poster or oral presentation at the main BCUR conference in the Easter vacation, or with a poster at Posters in Parliament in February / March.
What you need to know:
You will need to have time the w/c 26th November to review approximately five to ten 300 word abstracts.
Staff from all disciplines are welcome, as specific subject knowledge is not required to review the abstracts. BCUR’s events are generalist, so contributions are expected to convey findings and their importance to a non-specialist audience.
Rating criteria will be provided.
The reviewing panel will not convene physically; it will be done electronically.
Find out more or volunteer by getting in touch here.
This opportunity to submit an abstract to the conference will be promoted to students soon. If you have any questions, or know of any students with some impressive undergraduate research, feel free to contact Stephen Overy or Damien Hall here .
Thirteen Newcastle University undergraduate students brilliantly represented all three faculties and their own research at this year’s British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR).
This annual event is going from strength to strength with over 250 presentations and 180 posters over two days at this year’s host institution, the University of Sheffield.
Recognising that this was a fantastic opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning and develop key employability skills, Professor Suzanne Cholerton (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching) sponsored eleven students to attend. An extra two students successfully applied for funding from their Schools, so Newcastle was very well represented.