Our Showcasing Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) conference is the perfect opportunity for all undergraduate students to share and give a wider platform to your research - whether it be your dissertation, an assignment, or work carried out while on placement.
The annual conference takes place each spring, and presentations are usually verbal, or in the form of a poster to an audience of students, staff, alumni and external visitors. SURE2019 saw over 80 students from all four faculties take part, sharing research on wide ranging topics such as: vegan-related advertising, ankle injuries in Irish dancers, the effect of hurricanes on the weather in South West England, and much more!
SURE2020 will take place on 18 March 2020 and next semester you'll be able to submit a summary of your work to be considered for the conference - so save the date to your diary and have a think about your favourite piece of research so far or your research plans for next year!
Students who took part in SURE2019 shared the following feedback:
It's a great experience, a great crowd, and great to see the support from the university.”
Great addition to my CV and a chance to try out presentation skills and improve on confidence.”
Getting feedback on my dissertation was the most valuable aspect of the SURE conference.”
As well as benefitting from the experience of presenting your research and having a good CV addition to discuss at interviews gained, a range of prizes are also offered across a range of catergories such as best presentation, inspiring individuals or projects that made an impact, as well as an overall 'Best in Conference' award of a BU Master's course fee waiver. Read more about the SURE2019 prize winners on our news pages.