ANU Student Research Conference

2022 abstract submission now open!

The 2022 ANU Student Research Conference is now calling for abstracts from all undergraduate, Honours and Masters by Coursework students currently enrolled at ANU, or within 12 months of graduation.

You may submit an abstract for eligible undergraduate research, that is, any independent or group inquiry conducted as part of coursework within any undergraduate, Honours or Masters by coursework course at ANU. This includes but is not limited to inquiry undertaken in a research-focussed degree (such as PhB) or in a research-focussed course (such as a Special Topics course, Advanced Studies course, or Capstone project). Your abstract submission must be accompanied by an academic's endorsement.

Learn more about the abstract submission and review process in the 2022 ANU Student Research Conference Abstract Submission Guidelines, and submit your abstract via the official abstract submission portal.

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Abstract submission closes at 11.59pm on June 27 2022

About the Conference

The ANU Student Research Conference (SRC) is the Australian National University's undergraduate, honours and Masters by coursework conference. SRC is an annual event and is a proudly multidisciplinary conference open to students from all academic disciplines. Recently, SRC has expanded into a three-day format due to unprecedented student interest and involvement. Each year, a range of prizes across all presentation categories are awarded which recognise the achievements of students at the conference. Alongside a full program of student presentations, the conference typically includes a range of keynote speeches, panel events and workshops to support students to learn about future research opportunities, increase their disciplinary knowledge, connect with new disciplines and network with academic staff and fellow students.

Students at all stages of their undergraduate, honours or Masters by coursework degree are invited to apply to present at the conference by submitting an abstract. In addition to a supportive application pathway, SRC provides students with a platform to present research completed as part of their coursework at University, alongside development opportunities to build the skills to successfully communicate their research to a multidisciplinary audience with impact. In previous years, development opportunities have included pre-conference information sessions, abstract writing workshops and presentation skills workshops.

Student Development Opportunities

The ANU Student Research Conference organising staff centralise the voice of students in design, delivery and improvement of the conference and facilitate a number of opportunities for student development:

Co-Design Committee

The SRC Co-Design Committee is a voluntary professional and personal development opportunity in which students are supported by staff to develop a conference experience designed by students, for students. The result is a research conference which reflects the perspectives, input and creativity of students in its fundamental design and execution. Between April and October, Committee members receive comprehensive training and support to participate in a collaborative process based on design thinking in order to design a 'solution' for the Conference. In previous years, students have developed solutions such as interdisciplinary panel events, keynote speeches, social media campaigns and more. Students approach this process from within one of the following roles: program designer, social media designer or graphic designer.

Applications for the  2022 Co-Design Committee have now closed. You can view the 2022 Position Description (PD) and information booklet under 'Reference Documents' on this page. 


2022 ANU Student Research Conference Ambassadors

SRC Ambassadors are student volunteers who receive comprehensive training and support to empower prospective and confirmed student presenters and committee members. Ambassadors are also instrumental in promoting the benefits of the SRC program through the prism of their experience in the SRC program.

Applications for 2022 Ambassadors have now closed. You can view the 2022 Position Description (PD) under 'Reference Documents' on this page.

Yimeng Cheng

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My name is Yimeng Cheng, a final-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) student at the ANU. As one of the Ambassadors for the Student Research Conference (SRC), my role is to share my experience with presenting at ACUR@ANU (an international undergraduate research conference hosted by ANU in 2021) and specifically to share general tips and advice based on my experience. As an international student myself, I am keen to help those from different cultural backgrounds find their passion in research.
Currently, I am investigating topics in judgement and decision-making domain. However, during the last few years of my undergraduate studies I have been involved in various research projects in social and clinical psychology.

Sophia Ridolfo

Portrait headshot of Sophia Ridolfo

My name is Sophia Ridolfo, a final-year Bachelor of Science (Adv) (Hons) student majoring in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU. I’m very passionate about research, and at an undergraduate level it is a particularly special opportunity to explore something you find interesting and contribute to your field. Currently I am a research assistant in astronomy and astrophysics, and gender diversity modelling at ANU. Presenting my research on star-forming regions in local galaxies at the ANU Student Research Conference in 2020 and ACUR@ANU 2021 was a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills further in communicating my research. I also had the privilege of sharing my experiences in undergraduate research with my supervisor in a keynote address at ACUR@ANU 2021. As a SRC Ambassador, I am excited to continue sharing my experiences in undergraduate research and encouraging students to get involved and share their research at the ANU Student Research Conference this year!

Keira Mullan

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My name is Keira Mullan (they/she) and I’m a currently completing my Honours year in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. Research is something I’m very passionate about, my interests involve language documentation and typology. Presenting my research on nominal gender and number in Kufo at ACUR@ANU 2021 was a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills in communicating research and hear about all the fantastic undergraduate research being done across Australia and abroad. I’m excited to be able to represent SRC as a student ambassador this year and help to guide and encourage other undergraduate and Masters by coursework students to share and get involved in research.


Previous conferences

More Information


The ANU Student Research Conference team hosted the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Conference (ACUR@ANU 2021). This conference welcomed 143 student presenters from around the world over three days. The Conference attracted sponsorship from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the John Curtin School of Medicine and the ANU Gender Institute, and provided ANU undergraduate and honours students with an unparalleled opportunity to present, network and gain recognition for their research on an international stage. In partnership with ACUR and our sponsors and supporters, the ANU Student Research Conference team delivered the largest ever ACUR conference and the first ever online ACUR conference.

More information about ACUR@ANU can be found at


In 2020, the Conference was held online for the first time, and saw more than 70 ANU students presenting their research across the three-day program. Student presentations ran throughout the three days, and included research on international relations, quantum computing, COVID-19, art history and more. 

In 2020, the ANU Student Research Conference also hosted a wide range of events which were open to all members of the ANU community.

  • Wednesday 16th September 2020:
    • Keynote address- Lucy Kirk and Professor Imogen Mitchell: 'Young Voices, Big Impact' (9am AEST)
    • Women in Academia Panel (11am AEST)
    • Tips and Tricks for PhD Success panel (1pm AEST)
    • How to Turn Your Social Science Passion into a Career panel (4pm AEST)
  • Thursday 17th September 2020:
    • Keynote address- Lachlan Deimel: 'A guide to vaccines in the COVID-19 era' (9.30am AEST)
    • Tips and Tricks for Honours Success panel (12pm AEST)
    • Beginner's R (free statistical software program) workshop (2.30pm AEST)
  • Friday 18th September 2020:
    • COVID-19 Research in the Time of a Pandemic panel (11am AEST)
    • Preparing, Publishing, Published! How to Get Your Name on the Page panel (2pm)
    • Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards (3pm AEST)

You can access the 2020 ANU Student Research Conference program here.


ANU Student Research Conference is fully funded by SSAF

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