FAQs

What is Undergraduate Research?

Any Research by students at undergraduate level that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. This could be through dissertations or projects, work undertaken in modules, or by taking part in research that goes on in your university through schemes such as undergraduate research internships.

Is the conference for students of a particular discipline?

NO! BCUR supports research from students of any discipline.Every subject has it's own way of doing research and all are welcome to apply to be part of the conference.

What is an undergraduate research conference?

An undergraduate research conference is just like any other academic conference. There will be spoken papers, lectures, poster presentations and workshops — but each one will be delivered by undergraduate students presenting work they have done either as part of their course or as part of an internship. For two days, you will be able to talk to undergraduate researchers from your own disciplines, and you will also learn a lot about how other disciplines approach research problems.

Can I present if I’m not an undergraduate student?

If you are presenting work you did as an undergraduate then yes, but you need to have graduated within the last 12 months.

How do you define a recent graduate?

A recent graduate is someone who has graduated in the last 12 months. Any research presented must have been completed as an undergraduate.

Can I submit if I am not from the UK?

Yes we welcome students from all countries, just make sure you are eligible to enter the UK and get the right visa. See https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration We are happy to provide a letter of invitation if this will help you. Unfortunately we are not in a position to help you financially but we can make representations to your university on your behalf.

Is there any financial support for attending the conference?

The conference fees are kept very low to make it more affordable for students to attend. All money raised goes to cover the costs of putting on the conference, the conference cost will be:

Student 1 day ticket - £50

Student 2 day ticket - £90

Staff 1 day ticket - £60

Staff 2 day ticket - £110

Most students receive financial support towards the costs of BCUR from their institution. Please check with your own institution whether they will be able to offer you any financial support.

Can I attend BCUR if I'm not presenting?

Yes, you are more than welcome to attend BCUR even if you are not presenting, but check with your university to see if they will be able to fund you.

What will I gain by presenting at BCUR?

If you are an undergraduate student, this is a great opportunity to meet students from other universities and share your work. It gives you a chance to engage in publication, presenting and networking activities; enhancing your transferable skills in these areas.Presenting at a National Conference will also look great on your CV and in job applications.

Is there any guidance on how to submit my abstract?

Yes - you can find guidance on submitting your abstract here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bcur18/abstracts

Is there a deadline for abstract submission?

Yes - the deadline for abstract submissions is Thursday 21st December 2017.

Is there someone I can contact to find out more.

Yes, you can email the BCUR18 Conference Team at bcur18@sheffield.ac.uk

If you have any further questions please email us at bcur18@sheffield.ac.uk

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