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AICUR - 7th Annual All-Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research

Fri, 17 Apr 2020

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Duration: All day
Contact: Rosaleen Archibold - Rosaleen.Archibold@ul.ie
Location: Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland

Alternative AICUR 2020

In light of the COVID-19 virus and social isolation, the AICUR event will not run as a traditional face to face conference in 2020. Instead, we will showcase undergraduate research for this year in an online capacity.

The AICUR Committee 2020 and CTL (Centre for Transformative Learning) and are really excited to work with you on an alternative AICUR 2020.

The altered approach to AICUR 2020 is as follows;

  • Each student who submitted an abstract by the AICUR deadline will receive feedback by Week 9.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to showcase their work by one of four alternative means;
    1. Produce a 5-7 minute recorded video which outlines the research proposed in the submitted abstract. Ensure the file format (MP4) you save your recoding in can be shared.
    2. Produce a PowerPoint slideshow with voice over (MP4) of the research proposed in the submitted abstract.
    3. 1,000 word written piece which summarises what you would have presented at AICUR 2020.
    4. Produce the poster you were intending on bringing to AICUR 2020.
  • Whatever format you chose to showcase your research, we will endeavour to host your work on the AICUR 2020 webpage.

The alternative approach to AICUR 2020 is explained by the Committee Chair here

Please email your submission to Rosaleen.Archbold@ul.ie by Wednesday, April 15th 2020 (Week 11)

GDPR consent

Each conference delegate will have to provide consent to host your work on the AICUR 2020 webpage and submit this form to provide your submission.

We will have to have this in order to host your work so please don’t forget it!

AICUR Preparation Workshop

Each year, a preparatory workshop is provided to students outlining some structural and practical guidelines for students ahead of their presentations at AICUR.

This will be provided as a recorded resource this year and any questions you have after watching that recording can be directed to Rosaleen.Archbold@ul.ie

Advantages of participating in the ‘Alternative AICUR 2020’

  • Your abstract will be included in the conference ‘Book of Abstracts’ which is a publication you can refer to in your CV or academic CV.
  • Your conference contribution will be showcased on the AICUR 2020 conference webpage.


What are the benefits of participation?

The conference will give undergraduate students (from first to final year) from colleges and universities across Ireland the opportunity to present their research and showcase their creative accomplishments through posters, performances, workshops and oral presentations.

This is a great opportunity for participants as it will provide you with feedback on your work, tips on presenting, and real life experience of presenting at an academic conference - not to mention networking opportunities.

During the conference you will be able to meet and talk to other undergraduate researchers and faculty from both your own and other disciplines, and you will also be able to learn about how other disciplines approach research problems.

‘By heightening awareness and creating dialogue, it is hoped research can lead to better understanding of the way things appear to someone else and through this insight lead to improvements in practice.’ – Barritt (1986: 20)