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Undergraduate Research Showcase

UG Research Showcase

Have you completed research during your time at Exeter? Then the Undergraduate Research Showcase is the place to display it!

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The Undergraduate Research Showcase is an annual exhibition of research that students have undertaken during their time at Exeter.

The Showcase is open to students in all years, including recent alumni, from all disciplines across campuses. 

There are two ways of exhibiting your research at the Showcase:

  • Research posters
  • Abstracts with optional accompanying images, videos or audio files

You are able to present your research as a poster, an abstract, or both. All work is displayed in a public exhibition throughout the week, both online and in-person across all Exeter campuses. 

A judging panel will select winners from each category, with prizes to be won.


The Undergraduate Research Showcase is a fantastic way to network with other students and promote your research to academics. It will develop your communication skills and help you get noticed on applications for funding and further study. If you are considering studying for a research degree, such as a PhD, this is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate experience in disseminating your contribution within an academic environement to the public and wider university community. 

All entrants will receive a certificate of entry and be invited to the Undergraduate Research Showcase Launch Reception. In addition, participation in the Showcase can be counted towards yourExeter Award hours, which can help you to develop your employability as a researcher even further. 

Winning entries will receive Amazon vouchers and be invited to present at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), with registration fees paid for by the University. The winning posters usually go forwards to present atPosters in Parliament subject to COVID-19 restrictions. There will also be a prize for the most popular poster, as voted for in our online exhibition. 

 “I think it’s really useful to participate in the [British] Undergraduate Research Conference if you get the chance, it’s a unique experience that’s different from anything you’ll do at university yourself, and it’ll set you up really well for the future if you want to continue into an academic career, or even if you just want to go into something that involves talking to the public. It’s a real core set of skills that will be useful for whatever you want to do.” 

Ben Fisher, Biosciences


The Posters in Parliament event has truly helped to break down the walls in accessing academia as an undergraduate student. Presenting in parliament has built my confidence in presenting to researchers and succinctly summarising my research to an expert judging panel. It was a privilege to see the incredible research by other students from universities nationwide, and it illustrated how our work as students could potentially impact future government policy. I am so glad that I attended Posters in Parliament and that I received a commendation by the judges for my work on Social Prescribing. I would encourage anyone to apply and to make the most out of a fantastic opportunity! 

Daisy Kirtley, BMBS Medicine and Surgery


"Coming to this conference (BCUR) has been a really great opportunity. It’s given us the challenge of having to translate our research, which is from quite a technical field, to non-experts. And an audience, some of which haven’t come from a background of science and medicine, and that in itself is a skill I think we can apply to our future careers in medicine. In terms of having to translate diagnoses and treatments to patients, being a really key aspect of communication with patients and ultimately affecting how they’re cared for." 

Lucy Hoades, Medical Sciences