This year the HEAcademy sponsored 5 prizes of £200 for the best poster at the conference. The winning students were:
Chantelle Bacchus, Reading
Ekaterina Legchenko, Cambridge
Shrehan Lynch, Bournemouth
Titilopemi Oladosu, Leeds
Vicky Sleight, Plymouth
The quality of posters this year was extremely high but these students excelled in the quality of their research and fully deserve this accolade.
The third annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research has ended today. Over 200 delegates from 57 universities made the journey to Plymouth to see posters and presentations from up and coming undergraduate researchers. As ever, the quality of the work was outstanding. Many congratulations to everyone who took part! We will update the website soon with photos and videos from the conference.
The host university for BCUR14 will be the University of Nottingham in April 2014. The conference team will be led by Martin Luck, who is one of the pioneers of undergraduate research and one of the founding editors of the OUP undergraduate journal Bioscience Horizons. Nottingham is one of the leading research universities in the UK and will be an excellent venue for our next conference.
For BCUR15 we will be heading south again, this time to the University of Winchester. The conference team will be lead by Stephen Hall from the Faculty of Arts. Winchester has an excellent reputation for blending research and teaching in innovative ways. Its modern campus is in walking distance of historic Winchester and about half-an-hour by train from London. The dates are to be confirmed but will be in Spring 2015.
The first BCUR Posters in Parliament exhibition comes to an end today. On Wednesday, a panel of judges chaired by the Rt.Hon Ben Wallace, MP, and including Professor Mick Healey, Professor Phil Levy (Deputy CEO of the Higher Education Academy) and Sean Coughlan (BBC News Education Correspondent) judged a wide range of posters. The overall winner was Rebekah Simpson from Plymouth University, and Andy McWilliam from the University of Nottingham was Highly Commended. The judges thought that the overall standard of the posters and presentations was very high. At a reception hosted by the University of Central Lancashire, Sir Alan Langlands (CEO of HEFCE) presented the students with their certificates of achievement.
This has been quite a year for BCUR already --- and the best is yet to come with our third conference, which is taking place 15th-16th April.