Useful websites

ACUR 2012

‘The first Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research was held at Macquarie University in Sydney on 20th September 2012. This one-day conference included poster presentations and spoken papers by undergraduate students from all disciplines and from across Australasia. The conference follows successful undergraduate research conferences in America (NCUR – now in its 29th year) and in the UK (BCUR – now in its 3rd year).’ [quoted from website]

ACUR 2013

‘The second Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research was held at Macquarie University in Sydney on 19-20 September 2013. This two-day conference included poster presentations and spoken papers by Undergraduate students, Master of Research students (1st year only) and Graduated 2012 Honours students from all disciplines and from across Australasia.’ [quoted from website]

Australasian Undergraduate Research

This website provides information and resources for people interested in enhancing students’ engagement through involving undergraduates in research and inquiry across the curriculum and in scholarship schemes. [adapted from website]

British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)

The British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) was founded in 2010 to promote undergraduate research in all disciplines. BCUR held its first conference in 2011 at the University of Central Lancashire, and meets annually every Spring in a different British university. [adapted from website]

Centre for Inquiry-based Learning In Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS)


‘Modelling the process of research within the student learning experience’. This is the caption of the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning at the University of Sheffield, UK. Launched in 2005 and concluding five years later, CILASS supported development and innovation in IBL. It embedded inquiry at the heart of the student learning experience in the University of Sheffield.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


The USA Council for Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, exists to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

CUR Publications on Undergraduate Research


This website lists the publications available for sale from the Council on Undergraduate Research. Some publications are available for online viewing.

International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)

Founded in 2013 by Monash University and the University of Warwick, ICUR ‘is an annual, two-day academic conference. Using video-conferencing technology, ICUR provides undergraduate researchers with a unique opportunity to present and discuss their own research – in any discipline in real-time, without having to leave their home university.’ [quoted from website]

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

NCUR was established in 1987 to promote undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all disciplines in US universities by sponsoring an annual conference for students. [adapted from website]

NCUR Proceedings

NCUR Proceedings, published online since 2010.

Posters in Parliament 2014

‘On Monday 22nd September 2014, 38 students from 16 different universities across Australia presented their research in the Mural Hall at Parliament House.’ Visitors included federal and ACT politicians, and the Hon Robert French AC, the then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Reinvention Collaborative


The Reinvention Collaborative, formerly the Reinvention Center, is an American national center inspired by the Boyer Commission Report, Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America’s Research Universities (1998). The Reinvention Center was launched in 2000 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and later moved to the University of Miami. Hosted at Colorado State University since 2013 and renamed in November 2016 as the Reinvention Collaborative, it ‘is a national consortium of research universities dedicated to strengthening undergraduate education.’ [adapted and quoted from website]

Research skill development for curriculum design and assessment


This website is the culmination of an ALTC funded project to develop a framework which informs the coherent, explicit and efficient development of student research skills.

The Academic’s and Policy-Maker’s Guides to the Teaching-Research Nexus


This ALTC funded project website contains numerous resources and case studies for individual academics and institutions wishing to integrate research and teaching.

The Undergraduate Awards

‘The Undergraduate Awards are open to all penultimate and final year students on a degree course, and those who were enrolled last year. The UA programme is divided into seven regions: Africa & the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Ireland, Latin America, Oceania and US & Canada. The programme is open to all undergraduate students. Entrants are chosen for their innovative approach to their subject area – creating world-class research to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Each participant can submit up to three pieces of research or project work. All Global Winners are published in The Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. Winners and Highly Commended Entrants are also invited to the four-day UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland where they will have the opportunity to mix with a truly international group of similarly minded, high-potential scholars.’ [quoted from website]