Written by Guest blogger
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) celebrates undergraduate research from across all disciplines. Each year a different British university plays host to the conference, welcoming undergraduates from all over the country as they present papers, posters, workshops and performances. In 2017, BCUR will be coming to Bournemouth University (BU).
This prestigious annual conference will take place on 25-26 April 2017 and is a chance to celebrate the achievements of students as they take their first steps into the world of research. We’re looking forward to welcoming students from all disciplines as they share the insights and knowledge they’ve gained through carrying out research.
Ellie Green, Bournemouth University representative at BCUR 2016
Ellie Green, a BA Tourism Management student, presented her dissertation research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2016. Below she shares her experiences of taking part in BCUR.
“I took part in Posters in Parliament in January 2016, which gave me a great insight into other undergraduate projects being undertaken all over the country. My final year dissertation had been well received by my supervisor, so I was really excited to be able to share my findings at BCUR with other people who had an interest in research,” says Ellie.
“I gave a presentation based on my dissertation research, entitled ‘Do animal based attractions have any place in our changing society?’ It was the first time I had presented anything to a big group of people outside of my university peers, so it was a great challenge and learning experience for me. I even had one of the founding members of BCUR sit in on my presentation, which was an added pressure!”
“I’d definitely recommend taking part in BCUR,” says Ellie, “It’s a great confidence boost and opens your mind to the variety of undergraduate studies taking place in other universities. I really enjoyed representing my Tourism course and show people that courses such as ours can produce just as innovative and relevant studies as traditional subjects.”
To find out more about taking part in the British Conference of Undergraduate Research or to submit your abstract, visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/bcur17