ACUR Undergraduate Research Exchange Colloquium for supervisors, academics and university managers

Most Australasian universities recognise the importance of undergraduate engagement with research in preparing students for professional life in the twenty-first century. Many now have programs to encourage undergraduate student research and inquiry. The Colloquium, which will include student views and perspectives from across Australasia, is designed to be an opportunity for supervisors, academics and university managers to:
  • exchange good practice, share ideas and resources;
  • extend knowledge of how to strengthen existing provision;
  • exchange practical ideas and advice on supervising undergraduate researchers;
  • discuss future possibilities of UGR in general, for example, in relation to developing employability and graduate qualities;
  • hear about and exchange research ideas and pedagogical frameworks on how to develop student research;
  • strengthen the community of interested practitioners.
The Colloquium will be of interest to:
  • university leaders with responsibility for integrating research and teaching, and for developing employable and future-ready graduates through research experience;
  • people responsible for encouraging undergraduate engagement with research, and for developing initiatives such as ‘students as partners’, ‘the Connected Curriculum’, and research-based learning;
  • academics with responsibility for developing research-based, inquiry-based, curricula;
  • academics and others supervising undergraduate research projects;
  • people responsible for implementing institutional initiatives to develop and showcase undergraduate research.
Costs: The Colloquium is free for host University staff and for two Institutional representatives from each ACUR Member Institution and Presenters. If you are unsure if your institution is a member, then you can request this information via email.