Online Conference for Undergraduate Research in Australia

'Rising to the Challenge'

Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 September 2020

This year has delivered many hurdles to the research community in Australia and worldwide, including the postponement and cancellation of many research conferences. For undergraduate students working hard to gain research experience before entering their research higher degree, such setbacks have been particularly disheartening.

The Online Conference for Undergraduate Research in Australia (OCURA) allows undergraduate research students an opportunity to gain experience and present their work in a virtual online space. OCURA 2020 is all about ‘Rising to the Challenge’ and moving forward in life regardless of the hurdles we face.

OCURA 2020 has no registration fee and is open to all schools of undergraduate research (including honours*) across all Australian universities. The conference will be held online (via Zoom) with multiple virtual sessions across two days – Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 September 2020.

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Presented by the Motivation of Health Behaviours Lab (MoHB) and CQUniversity, with support from the Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching and Education (CREATE).

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OCURA is a 100% online conference and will be delivered via Zoom. Students are asked to submit abstracts, with successful candidates asked to upload a PDF version of their abstract to the OCURA OSF Conference site and present their oral presentation live, during one of the scheduled Zoom sessions.

Links to the OCURA OSF Conference site and Zoom Sessions will be provided in-email to registered presenters and delegates.

All undergraduate and honours level students*, from all universities across Australia, are invited to present at OCURA. Please visit the OCURA Abstract Submission Portal to learn more about abstract criteria and to submit your abstract.

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*Presenters must be current undergraduate or honours students, or within 12 months of graduation. Verification in the form of student identification, unofficial transcript or testamur may be required.