Undergraduate Research Conference

The Undergraduate Research Conference offers an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to showcase research completed as part of their undergraduate coursework, a summer or other research internship, a research-based degree program, or voluntary work.

After a hiatus in 2020, the URC returns better than ever in 2021!

In its 6th year, the conference provides an excellent platform for budding researchers to:

  • demonstrate their communication skills,
  • meet students from other disciplines, and
  • learn how other disciplines approach research problems.

Previous events

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  • 2019 URC

    Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

    Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) presented awards to the following students:

    University (Division of Academic and Student Engagement) Prizes

    Sponsorship for the following students to attend and present at the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research 2019 (ACUR) from 2-3 October, 2019 at the University of Newcastle          

    Individual Oral Presenter
    Nathan Jones: Pop Psych: The Impact of Music and Lyrics on Emotio
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Group Oral Presenters 
    Bill Voss and Vaibhar Sekhar: Fingerprinting Radio Transmitters using Artificial Intelligence

    Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


    Faculty Prizes - Best Individual Oral Presentation

    Faculty of Arts                                                   
    John Swan: Willy Brandt's Contribution to Peace

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences           
    Sheldon Patterson: Are Political Extremists More Conspiratorial?

    Faculty of the Professions                                 
    Yee Ting Choi: History and Social issues of Chinese infant formula crisis

    Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences     
    Taylor Simpson: If you want to catch the worm, you'd better be the early bird - Acceleration Only Based Control for Intercepting a Highly Maneuverable Target

    Faculty of Sciences         
    Carolyn Mitchell: Gender fog: An investigation into sex prevalence in cognitive decline in a juvenile rat model of chemotherapy - induced cognitive impairment.

    View photographs from the event

  • 2018 URC