11th Annual AICUR (All-Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research)

Online at the University of Limerick, Thursday April 11th, 2024.

To submit an abstract for this year’s conference please complete this form.  The deadline for submitting your abstract is Thursday the 14th of March.
For those wishing to attend the conference in a support capacity, you can register for the conference here. If you have submitted an abstract for the conference, there is no need to submit a registration form.

Keynote Address; Jack Kavanagh

Jack Kavanagh acquired a spinal cord injury in 2012 aged 20 leaving him with 15% muscle function. Choosing to see the injury as an opportunity to grow, learn and reset his view on life, in the following years Jack has challenged the limits of his situation. As a Pharmacist and Speaker, Jack builds awareness of the value of health and wellbeing as drivers for performance coupled with cultivating diverse and inclusive environments where people belong and are valued. Read More

AICUR at UL
The online nature of this year’s conference gives students from UL and all other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Ireland, the opportunity to access the conference with relative ease and limited travelling. 

We welcome submissions from all undergraduate students in any Irish HEI studying in any discipline.

Attendees including supervisors, academics, classmates, friends, and family are welcome to register to attend on the day and can register here.

Please email CTL@ul.iefor queries. 

Accessing AICUR 2024 online 
This year’s All-Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research (AICUR) 2024 conference is being hosted online through a dedicated MS Teams site. 

The MS Teams sites is called UL:AICUR 2024 and this is the link to access the overall MS Teams site.  

This site has public access to allow all attendees, internal and external to UL, to attend.  

Workshop preparation for AICUR 2024
There are two opportunities to attend a workshop for AICUR which will include presentation tips, and questions and answers.

02-Apr

Preparation for AICUR@11am

04/04/2024

Preparation for AICUR@2pm

This is the link for that workshop preparation for AICUR 2024.

Conference Schedule 
The conference schedule will be communicated in early April.

Conference Opening and Welcome Address; Dr Reena Cole, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, UL.
There is a channel in the AICUR Teams site called ‘Conference Opening and Welcome Address’ which will host the conference opening and welcome address.  Access it here.  

Breakout Room links  
Participants will be allocated a breakout room and time for their presentation. These details will be provided in the Conference Programme. 

To attend a session in any of the Breakout Rooms, you can access them through the links below; 

Breakout Room 1

Breakout Room 2

Breakout Room 3

Breakout Room 4

What is AICUR?
An undergraduate research conference is like any other academic conference, what makes it special is that the presentations will be delivered by undergraduate students presenting work they have undertaken as part of their studies.  

The conference will give undergraduate students (from first to final year) from any Higher Education Institution (HEI) across Ireland the opportunity to present their research and showcase their research accomplishments.

This is a great opportunity for participants as it will provide feedback on your work, tips on presenting, and the real-life experience of presenting at an academic conference.

For those considering further and postgraduate study, participating in AICUR is an opportunity that you can add to your CV or application. Similarly, this is a worthy talking point in a job application or interview.

Testimonials

Previous participants in the conference shared their insights of the conference:

“When you put so much work into your research it is extremely rewarding to be able to share it in a setting that is both slightly nerve-wracking and yet very supportive, and ultimately to people who are interested in what you have done.”

“AICUR was fantastically organised and is a very worthwhile experience for any undergraduate student.”

“Participating in this conference was a fantastic experience.”