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Participation in the Showcase counts towards the Exeter Award.

How to get involved

Poster and Abstract entries to the Showcase can be made using our online forms in MyCareerZone using the links below, or in the top righthand cornerIf you would like to enter your research as both an abstract and a poster, please complete both forms. You may also enter more than one piece of research. 

Deadline for entry: 13 January

Abstract Submissions 

Poster Submissions 

*If you are unable to use the form, please email your work to us at UGresearch@exeter.ac.uk.

A judging panel will select the winning entries in each category, and the winners will be nominated to present their research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2021Highly commended entries will also be awarded a host of prizes by the judging panel, and the entrants are also encouraged to submit their work to present at BCUR. 

We welcome work from all degree programmes, so no matter what your research or argument centres on, we would love to celebrate your work. You may submit an abstract if your research is not yet complete but will be ready to present in full at the BCUR in April 2021. 

As part of our Research Showcase, we are challenging our Undergraduates to communicate their research to a public audience – in 280 characters. Our #PostyourPoster and #ShareyourSummary Social Media competition is inspired by the #tweetyourthesis hashtag for Postgraduates and will launch during the week of the exhibition. More details on this to follow.

Important information for entrants

Before submitting your work, please check ourcriteria for entry, and also the guidance available for candidates about submitting an effective research poster. 

Key dates: 

  • Deadline for poster submission: 13 January 2021

     

     

  • Deadline for BCUR application: January 2021 (date to be confirmed)
  • Online Exhibition: 25 - 29 January 2021

     

     

  • BCUR Conference held by the University of Leeds: Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 April 2021 

 

*In order to be eligible for a place at BCUR 2021 through the Showcase, you must also enter separately to BCUR, using the registration form on their 2021 website (which will go live later in the year).

We are keen to make sure as many students as are interested have the chance to present at a national conference. Even if your abstract does not win, we will still contact you with information about applying to present at BCUR 2021, where you can present your work either as a poster or as a short presentation.  

If you would like feedback or support on creating your poster, there will be an Undergraduate Research Showcase Poster Workshop on Tuesday 24 November at 10:00-11:00, which you will be able to book into through CareerZone. The Study Zone also offer 1:1 appointments on request. 

Before submitting your work, please check ourcriteria for entry, and also the guidance available for candidates about submitting a good abstract.  

Key dates: 

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 13 January 2021 (If you would like feedback on your abstract to improve before the BCUR deadline, please email it to us before Sunday 13 December 2020) 

  • Deadline for BCUR application: January 2021 (date to be confirmed) 

  • Online Exhibition: Monday 25 - Friday 29 January 2021

  • BCUR Conference held by the University of Leeds: Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 April 2021 

 

*In order to be eligible for a place at BCUR 2021 through the Showcase, you must also enter your abstract separately to BCUR, using the registration form on their 2021 website (which will go live later in the year). 

We are keen to make sure as many students as possible have the chance to present at a national conference. Even if your entry does not win, we will still contact you with information about applying to present at BCUR 2021, where you can present your work either as a poster or as a short presentation.  

If you would like feedback or support on creating your abstract, there will be an Undergraduate Research Showcase Abstract Workshop at 10am Tuesday 1 December 2020, which you will be able to book onto using CareerZoneWe will also endeavour to provide feedback for those who request it by email before 13 December. Contact the team at UGresearch@exeter.ac.uk.