The Tenth anniversary marks a significant milestone in the development of undergraduate research in Australasia and we once again look forward to welcoming all undergraduate researchers to our Sydney Campus. We are proud to bring the ACUR Conference back to Sydney where ACUR was born. ACUR2022 will be a celebratory showcase of the quality and volume of undergraduate research occurring across Australasia.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Shaping the Conversation’. We chose the theme of ‘conversation’ to signal a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative platform where undergraduate researchers can participate,  contribute and more importantly – shape the conversations that happen in the area of their research, be it politics, climate change, technological  disruptions, gender equality, etc. In such conversations undergraduate researchers play a primary role in shaping this planet’s future and their own.
Conversation essentially invites interaction.  We want all conference participants to connect with peers at the conference and build long-lasting networks.  After these few challenging years where relationships and connections were put to the test, we want students to come together again and participate in conversations that will shape their futures. ‘Conversation’ will be a recurring theme all throughout the conference program.  We hope that in this way we can encourage undergrads to ask hard questions, be curious,  speak up and continue the dialogue long after ACUR2022.

Theme: Shaping the Conversation

Knowledge is never fixed. Every day, new things are being discovered, old theories are being thrown out, and previously unimaginable concepts become reality. When students commence their undergraduate degrees, it is with the goal of learning everything already known about their field. Then comes the day they get to partake in research; in doing so, students start to shape the conversation about their chosen area. At the ACUR2022 Conference, we’re asking students to explain how their research is ‘Shaping the conversation’. What new frontiers are being explored? What established paradigms are being challenged? Are ideas being connected across fields, or explored in novel ways? Join the conversation this September.

Abstract Submission now closed – Please register below

If you submitted an abstract, it will be reviewed and you will be provided with feedback prior to acceptance.  Initial confirmation will be by 5 August. 


Before COB 7 September 2022      Early Bird AUD $110 (incl. GST)
From 8 September 2022                Full Rate AUD $132 (incl. GST)

From Friday 16th of September, all ACUR2022@USYD tickets will be non-refundable and no refunds will be processed.

Draft Program – Out Now!!

Please click here to see our draft parallel sessions 


Best overall abstract and oral presentation: Sponsored by UTS – $1,000
Best oral presentation (Honours): Sponsored by UNSW Sydney – $1,000
Best oral presentation (non-Honours): Sponsored by UNSW Sydney – $1,000
Best poster presentation (Honours): Sponsored by UNSW Sydney – $500
Best poster presentation (non-Honours): Sponsored by UNSW Sydney – $500
Engagement award (Social Media): Art Gallery NSW
Prize for the Best Paper in Education Research: Sponsored by HERDSA – $500 & one-year HERDSA student membership


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