ACUR ‘a great way for students to get a taste of how research is communicated.’

13 June 2014

This year John began his PhD, but his keen interest meant he began his research career from the first year of his undergraduate degree. He presented a paper at the first ACUR conference and developed confidence and experience in the vital skills of academic communication and publication. He tells us more:

‘I attended the inaugural Australian Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2012, at Macquarie University in Sydney. I had been doing a research project at the Research School of Biology as part of my coursework and wanted to try my hand at presenting my work. I was accepted to present my research as a poster and also as a paper in a special ACUR edition of Macquarie University’s undergraduate journal. Effectively communicating one’s research to others is integral to the scientific endeavour; the act of preparing the poster and paper and sharpened my understanding of the research I’d done. I recommend the ACUR as a great way for students to get a taste of how research is communicated.’

Image: John Rivers