FAQ BCUR attendance
Can I present if I’m not an undergraduate student?
If you are presenting work you did as an undergraduate then yes, but you need to have graduated within the last 12 months. The conference also includes opportunities for academic staff to give spoken presentations about undergraduate research.
Do I have to pay for myself to attend BCUR?
Most students who attend BCUR will be receiving all or part of the funding from their own university. If you have had an abstract accepted the first thing you should do is check to see whether your university is represented on the BCUR steering group (click About at the top of the page for a full list of participating institutions). Please contact your steering group representative to see what opportunities are available to you. If your university is not represented then talk to your tutor in the first instance. If your department is not represented then please contact us directly and we will approach your university on your behalf.
The conference fees are kept very low to make it more affordable for students to attend. BCUR does not receive any of this money (all money raised goes to the host university to cover the costs of putting on the conference) and has no funds of its own at this stage to help students financially.
Can I attend BCUR if i’m not presenting?
Yes, you are more than welcome to attend BCUR even if you are not presenting, but check with your university to see if they will be able to fund you.
Where and when is BCUR normally held?
BCUR is normally held in April every year at a different university. If you represent an institution which is interested in hosting BCUR in the future, please get in touch with us for more details about the application process.