Would you like to get some recognition for the work you do in the undergraduate research space?
ACUR is a community of people interested to promote and advance undergraduate research across Australia and New Zealand.
  • If you are involved in promoting or engaging students in undergraduate research, 
  • if you teach using research-based methods, 
  • if you are an undergraduate student doing research, or 
  • if you are simply an interested observer of ACUR activities,
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Professor Eric Pawson from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand was on the Executive Committee of the Australasian Council for Undergraduate Research from 2017-2020. He made an excellent contribution to the work of the Committee over four years, most notably for establishing links with related networks and for taking the Editor role of the Undergraduate Research Newsletter of Australasia (URNA), overseeing seven issues from Spring (November) 2017 – Spring (November) 2020. During his editorship he made a concerted effort to strengthen the student contributions to the newsletter, highlighting the breadth of research undergraduates conduct. Eric remains an unwavering advocate for undergraduate research, and even though an Emeritus Professor now, he still works with undergraduates through the Otakaro Living Lab in Christchurch.


Prof Mike Neary, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Lincoln, UK
Mike was one of the experts in establishing my ALTC Fellowship (2009) which was the foundation of the establishment of the Australasian Council for Undergraduate Research (ACUR). I drew on meetings with him at the University of Warwick where he established one of the first Centres for Excellence (CETLs) in developing undergraduate research in the UK. A highlight  of my subsequent Australian Government Grant in 2013, that was designed to make undergraduate research conferences sustainable, was a visit to the University of Lincoln where I was able to explore with Mike new classrooms that he had developed to encourage a ‘student as producer’ model of teaching and learning. These events and Mike’s ideas and scholarly writing were seminal in establishing the underlying framework and ethos of ACUR which is, to this day, a vibrant community of academics and students working together to promote and advance undergraduate research in Australasia (https://www.acur.org.au). Mike remained a member of the ACUR Steering Committee until his untimely sad death.